Public Relations

Creative and relentless public relations efforts are key to placing Hong Kong in the global spotlight. Pitching appealing content to media outlets with worldwide reach generated an enormous amount of positive coverage throughout the year, effectively communicating our messages to different target audiences.

Enriching the content

Hong Kong is a unique travel destination brimming with charm, and we spared no effort in telling the world amazing stories of what the city has to offer. To create media content that appeals to potential visitors, we facilitated a range of coverage that showcased the city from fresh perspectives and explored some of Hong Kong's hidden gems in less well-trodden neighbourhoods.

Partnering with online news portals

A new, dedicated travel page titled “Experience Hong Kong” was launched on, providing colourful monthly features that allow readers a glimpse of genuine Hong Kong. The highly original articles, together with regular updates on the city's key happenings, were very well-received. After its launch in January, the site recorded over two million page views in just three months. Click here to embark on a magnificent journey to Hong Kong via

Drawing in global, regional and local broadcasters

The HKTB hosted over 420 media visits in 2015/16, about 100 of which were turned into an array of television programmes by Discovery, National Geographic, BBC, CNN, MBC Korea, and other channels. The programmes accumulated hundreds of hours of air time across major broadcast channels and the internet, showcasing Hong Kong's best views and experiences.

TV coverage of Hong Kong broadcast around the world:

Channel Programme
NBC (USA) Better Late Than Never
Reality show with Hollywood's celebrities
BBC 2 (UK) Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration on Earth
A special feature on CNY celebrations in Hong Kong
VOX TV (GERMANY) Kitchen Impossible
A famous German cooking show
27 TV channels (MAINLAND CHINA) World Traveller
A series showcasing various experiences in Hong Kong
JTBC (SOUTH KOREA) Chef and My Fridge
A cooking reality show
TBS (JAPAN) King's Brunch
Features Japanese boy band GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE’s trip to Hong Kong as the Hong Kong Friendship Ambassador for 2015.
Star Plus Channel (INDIA) YRKKH (Family Soap Drama)
7 episodes in India's top 3 most-watched TV dramas in 2016
Discovery Channel TLC (ASIA) A Taste of Hong Kong (Season 2)
3 episodes on Hong Kong's exciting core experiences
CNBC (ASIA) Art on Squawk
4-part series on Hong Kong's art scene


Extending our reach

In addition to working with online platforms and broadcasters, collaborating with global news agencies enabled the HKTB to present Hong Kong to a massive international audience, regardless of their media preferences.

Leveraging the reach of global news agencies

The HKTB established year-round collaboration with Getty Images and Reuters to promote the city's culture and activities on an event basis. Highlights included a photo series which captured Australian actor Hugh Jackman enjoying the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance. This approach effectively reached thousands of media outlets worldwide, generating tens of millions of dollars worth of publicity with higher-than-average return on investment.

Please click here to see more PR initiatives for promoting Hong Kong Summer Fun, our largest campaign in the year.


  • Total publicity value in 2015/16: over HK$4 billion