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2010

November

Hong Kong is named one of the 'Top 10 places to spend your Christmas' by CNN.com. Hong Kong's winter ambience, Christmas light displays along both sides of Victoria Harbour and shops that open even during Christmas holidays make it the only Asian city to be included in the list.

September

  • The Food and Wine Year Destination campaign and Live it. Love it! poster series were awarded gold awards in the PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Gold Award 2010.
  • Hong Kong was voted No.1 in the 'Best Islands' category of the Readers' Travel Awards 2010 , organised by Condé Nast Traveler. On top of this, Hong Kong also came third in the Best of the Best Top 100 Travel experiences award category.
  • For two consecutive years, Hong Kong has been named the 'Best Business City in the World' in the annual readers' poll organised by Business Traveller Asia Pacific – a travel magazine for frequent business travellers in the region. Hong Kong was also voted as the 'Best Business City in Northeast Asia' for the third time in the same poll.
  • In a poll run by online travel magazine Smart Travel Asia, Hong Kong was voted the 'Best City for Business in Asia' for the second consecutive year.

July

  • The Experience Hong Kong campaign, organized by the HKTB in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China, was awarded a silver accolade in The Ninth China Golden Awards for Excellence in Public Relations – Government and Non-Profit Organisations Category by the China International Public Relations Association.
  • The Annual Report 2008/09 received the Honour Award in the International ARC Awards, an annual competition honouring excellence in annual reports.

May

  • The Converging Possibilities print and online ad campaign, organised by Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK), received the Gold Award in the 18th annual International QUESTAR Awards competition.
  • The HKTB rolled out a popular interactive video, called the 'The Last 120 Hours of a Geek in Hong Kong', on YouTube to promote Hong Kong WinterFest in 2009. This online campaign won the Excellence Award in Digital Communications organised by the Foundation for Public Relations in Taiwan.

April

Karen Chan and Ray Cheung, HKTB's Visitor Services officers at the airport, received recognition in the Hong Kong International Airport Customer Service Excellence Programme for their quality services.

2009

October

Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival organised by the HKTB, the city's first-ever, large-scale outdoor food and wine event, was listed among the Top 10 International Food and Wine Festivals by Forbes Traveler.

September

  • Hong Kong has been named the 'Best Business City in the World' and 'Best Business City in Northeast Asia' in the annual readers' poll organised by Business Traveller Asia Pacific – the travel magazine for frequent business travellers in the region.
  • Hong Kong was named the '2009 Favourite City in the World' in a poll organised by the Business Traveller China.
  • In a poll run by online travel magazine Smart Travel Asia in 2009, Hong Kong was voted the 'Best City for Business in Asia' and the 'Best City for Shopping in Asia', and ranked the fourth in the 'Best Holiday Destination in Asia' category.
  • The HKTB was awarded Best NGO in the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) Tourism Award 2009.

August

  • The HKTB's Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) team won the Platinum Partner Award organised by Incentive Magazine. The award invited over 64,000 planners from the incentive industry to vote for the best travel suppliers based on their quality and degree of professionalism and credibility and promotional support.

July

The HKTB's marketing initiatives took two honours in the PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Gold Award 2009:

  • Enhancement of the complete suite of HKTB consumer publications won the Marketing Media – Consumer Travel Brochure award; and
  • Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) promotional video gained the Marketing Media – Promotional Travel Video award.

May

In the global Online Consumer Survey on Travel and Tourism of the Asia-Pacific region polled out by the CNN International, Hong Kong was voted as the first among the cities in the region in three categories: The Most Vibrant City Life, Best Nightlife and Best Shopping.

April

The HKTB won seven awards in the 2009 Astrid Awards:

  • Online promotional initiatives of the 2008 Halloween Campaign and the Ding Ding Hong Kong Tram Guide online version took the Gold Award and Bronze Award respectively in the Websites: Campaign Sites category;
  • Pan-regional Campaign: Hong Kong as a Beijing 2008 Olympic Co-host City TV won the Gold Award in the Advertisements – Television: Campaign Series category;
  • Revamped HKTB official website Discoverhongkong.com took Gold Award in the Websites: Non-Profit Organisation category;
  • The Hong Kong as Beijing 2008 Olympic Co-host City TV commercial gained Silver Award in the Advertisements – Television: Non-Profit Organisation category;
  • Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) promotional video won Silver Award in the Video/DVD: Non-Profit Organisation category; and
  • The Year of the OX Calendar produced by the HKTB to celebrate the Chinese New Year in 2009 took an Honour Award in the Calendars: Other/Misc category.

March

HKTB offices in the Mainland were honoured by the travel trade magazine TTG China as Best Overseas NTO in China.

  • In the Go Asia Award 2009, which is organised by d German marketing association Go Asia, HKTB Frankfurt office was honoured with third of the Best Tourism Boards in Germany.

February

The Star Ferry was rated first in the Top 10 Most Exciting Ferry Rides in the World poll organised by the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), the world's largest organisation of professional travel journalists and photographers.

  • Hong Kong was voted the Best City for Business in Asia-Pacific in the 4th Reader Choice Awards organised by DestinAsian – a high-end travel and lifestyle magazine in the Asia-Pacific region.
2008

December

In the 6th annual Readers Choice Awards organised by Travel Weekly, Hong Kong was selected as the Best City – Asia Pacific.

November

  • Hong Kong clinched several awards in Mainland China:
    • Best Destination (Business Travel) in the Travel Weekly China Awards 2008
    • Favorite City in the World in the Business Traveller China Awards 2008
    • Top Destination for Long Weekend in the World Traveller Awards 2008
  • The Korean version of HKTB's official website Discoverhongkong.com was named the 'The Most Powerful Website of National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) in South Korea' by the country's longstanding and best-selling travel newspaper, The Korea Travel Times. The paper rolled out an online survey from January to September 2008 to select the winning NTO website based on the frequency of search made by consumers on various web portals.

October

  • The HKTB won a number of awards in the Galaxy Awards 2008, including:
    • The 50 Years of Tourism: Creating Milestones Together campaign took away the Gold Award in the Public Relations – Other/Misc category.
    • The 2007 Best of the Best Culinary Guide won the Silver Award in the Brochures – Consumer Education category.
    • The Hong Kong Reality Channel on YouTube gained the Silver Award in the Website – Other/Misc category.
    • The Hong Kong WinterFest Online campaign dedicated to the Mainland China market won the Silver Award in the Website – Community Awareness category.
    • The Pan-Regional Campaign: Hong Kong 2008 Olympic Co-host City gained the Honors Award in the Advertising – TV/Campaign category.
  • Following the award in 2007, the HKTB office in The Americas was once again voted the Best Pacific Asia Tourism Bureau by readers of the American magazine Agent@home.
  • In the 2008 Readers' Choice poll organised by Condé Nast Traveler, Hong Kong was voted the third top Asian city.

September

Hong Kong has been voted the Best Business City in Northeast Asia in the annual readers' poll organised by Business Traveller Asia Pacific – the travel magazine for frequent business travellers in the region.

  • HKTB won a Silver Award for its Living Culture campaign in the Destination Marketing – Advertising/Marketing Campaign category of the 2008 Magellan Awards, making it the only Asian tourism board to be included in the 'Oscars of the American travel industry'.

July

The Australian office of HKTB has earned the laurel of the Best Tourist Office – International, in the National Travel Industry Awards organised by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA).

June

Hong Kong has been voted by South Koreans as Asia Pacific's Best Sightseeing City in the inaugural Seoul Tourism Awards 2008. Additionally, the HKTB's DiscoverHongKong.com website has also been chosen by the region's tourism professionals as Asia Pacific's Best City Tourism Website.

May

The HKTB won one gold and three silver awards in the 2008 Astrid Awards:

  • 2007 Best of the Best Culinary Guide won the Gold Award in the Custom Publications – Produced for Non-Profit Organisations category.
  • The TV advertisement 'Hong Kong – Live it, Love it!' gained the Silver Award in the Advertisements – Television category.
  • The Hong Kong – Live it, Love it! print campaign gained the Silver Award in the Advertisements – Print: Campaigns category.
  • The My 1997 and 2007 music video featuring Mainland singer Ai Jing won the Silver Award in the Video/DVD: Produced for Non-Profit Organisations category.

April

Chan Wai Wun and Wong Sze Ki of HKTB, who are responsible for providing visitor services at the airport, have received recognition in the Hong Kong International Airport Quality Customer Service programme 2008.

March

The HKTB won two awards in the Golden City Gate Films and Creative Advertising Awards:

  • Live Love Print Campaign – Advertisements took the Silver Prize in the Print Campaigns category.
  • Roll & Action – Discover Hong Kong Integrated Marketing Campaign won Special Prize in the City Tourism category.

February

  • The HKTB won a Bronze Award in the Best Overseas Convention Bureau category organised by the UK's Meetings & Incentive Travel Magazine.

January

In the yearly Best Cruise Destinations poll of British cruise magazine Dream World Cruise Destinations, Hong Kong was voted among others in the Best Destination Experience – Independent Sightseeing and Best Turnaround Destination sections.

  • Hong Kong has won the Best MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Convention & Exhibition) City Award in the 2008 Industry Awards organised by CEI Asia Pacific Magazine. The HKTB was also voted one of the best tourism organisations providing support services for convention and tourism.
  • A special programme jointly produced by the HKTB and CBS Broadcasting Inc (CBS) has bagged the Silver Award (Feature Placement – Television) at the 51st round of HSMAI (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International) Adrian Awards 2007. All Access Hong Kong, the award-winning programme, was aired on CBS' The Early Show on 9 and 14 March 2007.
2007

December

The HKTB office in the Americas has been lauded as the 'Best Pacific Asia Tourism Bureau' by US magazine Agent@home.

November

The HKTB UK office was voted Best Asia/Pacific Tourist Board in the British Travel Awards 2007.

October

Hong Kong was voted Favourite Overseas City for the second year in a row in the UK's Guardian, Observer and Guardian Unlimited Travel Awards.

July

The HKTB took a number of awards in the 2007 Galaxy Award:

  • Roll… & Action! – Discover Hong Kong integrated marketing campaign got the Honors Award in the Promotion – Tourist/Travel Destination Campaign category.
  • DiscoverHongKong.com e-invites design campaign won the Honors Award in the Website – Non Profit Organisation category.
  • Hong Kong – Through the Eyes of Celebrities special TV programme gained a Bronze Award in the Promotion – Other/Misc category.

May

During the 2007 US International Film and Video Festival, the 2006 Discover Hong Kong Year 'Moments of Discovery' TV commercial won 1st place in the Corporate – Business, Government, Contracted – Travel, Tourism category of the Gold Camera Awards.

January

Hong Kong beat London and New York for the title of 'Best Business City', and was ranked the third-best tourism destination in the Global Traveler Awards.

  • In the Lonely Planet Bluelist 2007, Hong Kong's Chinese New Year celebrations were ranked as Best Value Entertainment Around the World.
2006

November

The HKTB won a number of awards in the Galaxy Awards 2006:

  • 2006 Discover Hong Kong Year 'Moments of Discovery' TV commercial won the Silver Award in the Advertising: TV – Single Spot – Other Countries category.
  • 2006 Discover Hong Kong Year 'Moments of Discovery' print advertising took the Bronze Award in the Advertising: Print Campaign category.
  • Culture & Heritage Celebration won the Bronze Award in the Promotion: Tourist/Travel Destination Campaign category.

October

Readers of The Guardian, The Observer and The Guardian Unlimited, voted Hong Kong their Favourite Overseas City in the publications' 2006 Travel Awards.

  • Readers of the Mainland China travel magazine Business Traveller China voted Hong Kong their favourite city in the world.
  • In an online poll run by the website Smart Travel Asia, Hong Kong was voted Best City for Business, Asia. Hong Kong International Airport also took the top spot in the Best Airports Worldwide category.
  • Hong Kong was chosen as first runner-up in the Top Cities in Asia category of the 2006 Readers' Choice poll organised by Condé Nast Traveler.
  • Members of the Asia-Pacific travel trade honoured Hong Kong in the 17th Travel Awards organised by regional industry publication TTG Asia, in which Hong Kong International Airport was voted Best Airport and The Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre was ranked Best Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • The HKTB received a Merit Award in the National Tourism Organisation of the Year category of the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation's Aviation Awards for Excellence 2006.

June

The 2006 Discover Hong Kong Year promotional DVD, Moments of Discovery, took away the Grand Award in the Best of Tourism Promotion category at the 17th annual Questar Festival held in New York.

  • The Moments of Discovery TVC (120 sec) also won a Gold Award in both the "Associations, Government and Non-Profit Organizations/Other/Miscellaneous" and the "Broadcast & Cable: Tourism/Travel/Destination Promotion" categories of the Questar Awards 2006.

April

The 2006 Discover Hong Kong Year Moments of Discovery posters won a silver award in the Posters category of the Astrid Awards 2006.

  • The 2006 Discover Hong Kong Year Moments of Discovery TVC (120 sec) won an honour in the Advertisements - Broadcast & Cable category of the Astrid Awards 2006.
  • The Young Office Ladies Booster campaign won a bronze award in the Campaigns (Other/Misc: Promotion with 3rd party targeted market) category of the Astrid Awards 2006.
  • The 'Hong Kong Experiences' TV channel aired on regional TV channels won a bronze award for the Best TV category of the 2006 4A's Media Awards.

January

The HKTB's 'Hong Kong Experiences' video won a gold award in the CVB/Destination/Convention Centre category of the Adrian Awards 2005.

2005

November

Hong Kong was voted Favourite City in the World by readers of Business Traveller China. The city's airport was also considered the Best Airport in China.

  • The HKTB's 'Hong Kong Experiences' video was rewarded with a Mention at the Grand Prix International Film Festival in Vienna organised by the International Committee of Tourism Film Festival (CIFFT). Formed in 1989, the Committee selects the best tourism film/video in the world each year, which will receive the Grand Prix CIFFT, while the second ranked will receive a Mention as a sign of recognition.
  • The HKTB won a number of awards in the 16th Annual International GALAXY 2005 Awards, which honour excellence in product and service marketing:
    • The Discover a New Hong Kong video won a silver award in the Videos & DVDs – Travel/Destination category of the Galaxy Awards 2005.
    • The Young Office Ladies Booster Campaign 2005 got a bronze award in the Promotion – Targeted Marketing category.
    • The 2003-04 Annual Report was presented with an honour in the Annual Report – Non-profit Organisation category.

October

Hong Kong was named 'Destination of the Year' in the TTG Asia Awards 2005.

  • The HKTB's Hong Kong Movie Odyssey advertising campaign won the Best Travel & Tourism Campaign Award by the Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia, the second time the HKTB has won this prestigious cable and satellite industry award.
  • HKTB's E-zine won the Best E-zine Website Web Award from the Web Marketing Association, which was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard for Internet marketing and corporate web development on the Web. A record 2,100 entries from 33 countries and regions around the world were received in 2005. Judges include members of the media, advertising executives, site designers, content providers and webmasters.

September

Readers of The Guardian and The Observer heaped praise on Hong Kong in the papers' Travel Awards 2005. Rating cities not only by the number of votes cast but also in terms of satisfaction, the readers voted Hong Kong into third place overall in the Favourite Overseas City ranking, the highest placing achieved by an Asian city, with a score of 95.7 per cent. Among other Asian cities featuring on the listing were Tokyo (9), Singapore (22) and Bangkok (40).

July

The HKTB's 'Hong Kong Experiences' video was bestowed with an honour in the Association, Government & Non-Profit Organisation – Tourism/Travel/Destination Promotion category of the Quester Awards 2005. The video captures the emotional and magical moments between local residents and visitors and highlights Hong Kong's f shopping, dining, city/harbour/green, and culture and heritage.

May

The HKTB's marketing initiatives won a number of awards in the annual Astrid Award, which honours outstanding achievement in Design Communication. Astrid Award symbolises the stellar qualities of creativity, craft, innovation and originality in design. This year, the Award received over 400 entries from 17 countries. The accolades won by the HKTB included:

  • Hong Kong Movie Odyssey campaign won a Silver Award in the Advertisements – Broadcast and Cable – Campaign Series.
  • 'Hong Kong Experiences' video won a Silver Award in the Video – Travel/Tourism category.
  • Trade Show Module Design for HKTB Worldwide Offices took away a Bronze Award in the Special Projects – Exhibition category.
  • At the 2005 US International Film and Video Festival Awards, the HKTB's 'Hong Kong Experiences' video secured the first place in the Gold Camera Award while the 'Discover a New Hong Kong' video was accorded second place in the Silver Screen Award.

April

The HKTB's 'Four Hong Kong Experiences' video was given a Gold Award in the Travel Video category by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) during its Annual Conference in Macau.

February

Readers of Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine in the UK voted HKTB's meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions division as the Best Convention Bureau in the Incentive Travel Category. The voting was conducted online on the magazine's official web site and is completely independent. The magazine asked their subscribers to judge on a minimum of seven awards by e-mail and results were monitored to ensure that there were no duplications.

  • A total of 25 awards were given under the Meetings and the Incentive Travel categories. In addition to the accolade achieved by the HKTB, Hong Kong was ranked 10th place in the voting for Top Conference Destination, while the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) came second under the category of Overseas Purpose-Built Venues.

January

Hong Kong was selected as one of the 14 classic destinations in the world by National Geographic Traveler magazine.

  • Hong Kong was voted by readers of Guangzhou Daily as the most cosmopolitan destination in 2004.
  • The HKTB's Hong Kong - Live it, Love it! TV commercial won a Gold Award in the 2004 Adrian Awards organised by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International.
  • Hong Kong was chosen by corporate meeting planners as one of the most popular CEI locations and the third most popular destination for incentive business in a survey by CEI.
  • Readers of Australia's Luxury Travel Magazine have rated Hong Kong the fifth best overseas city and the highest ranked in Asia in the publication's inaugural Gold List awards.

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