Agent Tools & Info - Asia - Hong Kong

    

HONG KONG

A compact city that never sleeps, with fascinating contrasts around every corner – from authentic street food to Michelin-starred restaurants, world-famous fashion brands and traditional markets. In Hong Kong, visitors can find the best of everything.

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GENERAL INFO

Time Zone - GMT + 8 Hrs / Sydney - 2 Hrs / No Daylights Savings

Weather Seasons - Hong Kong has a sub-tropical climate. Typhoon season is from May - November / March - May warm & humid with cool evenings; June - August hot & high humidity; September - November best time to visit, comfortable temperatures & breezes; December - February cool dry and cloudy, with cold occasional cold fronts dropping the temperature below 10 degrees C

Currency -   Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

Peak Travel Season - April - July

Key Booking Period - February & October       

Avg Length of Stay - 4 days

Visa Requirements - Australian nationals whose passports have at least six months validity can enter Hong Kong for a period of up to three months without a visa. Those who wish to stay longer must apply for a visa from a Chinese Consulate at least six to eight weeks prior to departure.

Events /Public Holidays to note - New Year's Day; Lunar New Year Second & Third Day of New Year (Late January or Early February); Ching Ming Festival 05 April; Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Monday; Labour Day 01 May; Buddha's Birthday (May 8th day of the 4th month of the Lunar Calendar); Dragon Boat Festival (June 5th day of the 5th month of the Lunar Calendar); Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day 01 July; Mid-Autumn Festival (September 16th day of the 8th month of the Lunar Calendar); National Day 01 October; Chung Yeung Festival (October 9th day of the 9th month of the Lunar Calendar); Christmas Day; Boxing Day

Key Airlines - Cathay Pacific (CX) Qantas (QF) Virgin Australia (VA)

HONG KONG AREAS

Hong Kong Island - Best known for it's glossy skyscrapers, Hong Kong Island has a rich and diverse spirit, a place where century old temples share the same streets as fashion-forward concept stores. With a wealth of heritage hideaways and modern hotspots, a great mix of nightlife, dining, shopping and culture, perfect to experience by foot.

Top Selling Hotels -

 Harbour Plaza North Point (V) -  Located in Causeway Bay, a bustling shopping district, offering an insight into the in vougue street style. The property has bright, well appointed rooms with the option to have a harbour view, close to an MTR, giving clients easy access to many of Hong Kong's neighbourhoods.

Lan Kwai Fong Hotel (P) - A stylish hotel with a mix of modern comfort and oriental highlights, with it's location in Central a perfect mix of trendy dining, nightlife & entertaiment and galleries, boutiques, antiques and the diversity of new & old Hong Kong culture.

 The Murray (I) - A contemporary urban sanctuary designed for the savvy business traveller, leaders in style and global entrepreneurs in Central. An award winning property due to it's ground breaking design & energy efficient design, a celebration of Hong Kong's past and future. 

Kowloon - A diverse multicultural hotspot with leafy surburban enclaves, historic sites and robust cultural communities. You will find neon drenched streets, packed night markets and an endless amount of shopping and encapsulates all the extremes of Homg Kong, from Chanel and Gucci sit just a short walk away from markets selling noodle soups. With a huge number of hotels, it can be loud and sometimes chaotic, but it is exciting.

Top Selling Hotels -

Dorsett Mongkok (V) - Located in the vibrant Mongkok neighbourhood, which includes Hong Kong's most popular markets and entire streets dedicated to the sale of everything from bargain household objects to luxury jewellery. Rooms have a modern decor & functional design, with a great sense of space and natural light. Guestrooms are equipped with a free smart  phone with unlimited 4G internet access, a short walk to a MTR station and a free shuttle to main tourist spots on Kowloon.

Kowloon Harbourfront Hotel (P) - A cosmopolitan waterfront hotel with 180 degree views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong Island skyline. One of a very small amount of properties that has 2 bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchenettes making it ideally suite to families. Situated above an MTR station and a short walk to the Star Ferry terminal and a free shuttle, guests can easily access all of Hong Kong.

Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel (I) - Situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui on Canton Road where the best luxury designer goods and Hong kong's biggest mall known as "the golden mile". Luxurious rooms offer breathtaking waterfront views of Victoria Harbour and once checked in the hotel is a haven from the crowds. 

Lantau Island - Hong Kong's largest outlying island is the home to the Big Buddha, a long sandy beach, shopping outlet mall and Hong Kong Disneyland

Top Selling Hotel - 

Disney's Hollywood Hotel - It's art deco style recalls the golden age of Hollywood with a touch of Disney magic with the addition of whimsical Mickey Mouse ispired motifs. Guests staying at the resort recieve a Priority Admission Pass* and seat reservations stage shows in the park^ (*For selected attractions. ^Subject to availability) and with a dedicated gateway making it the best way to experience all the magic of Hong Kong Disneyland

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