Awards and Achievements

Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) regularly receive awards and accolades from the international media and the travel industry. Below is a selection of the most recent awards.

2020

The HKTB won 3 awards in the Questar Awards 2020, one of them the Grand Award:

  • Annual Report 2018/19 – Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong: Grand Award in the Video Annual Reports category
  • Annual Report 2018/19 – Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong: Gold Award in the Corporation—Annual Report category
  • Annual Report 2018/19 – Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong: Silver Award in the Mobile Media—Annual Report category

The HKTB won 3 awards in the Astrid Awards 2020, one of them Grand Award:

  • Annual Report 2018/19 – Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong: Grand Award in the Annual Reports— Online category
  • Annual Report 2018/19 – Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong: Gold Award in the Annual Reports— Online—Home Page category
  • 2019 Greater Bay Area Showcase: Bronze Award in the Promotion category 


The HKTB won 10 awards in the Mercury Awards 2019/2020, 2 of them Grand Awards:

  • Annual Report 2017/18 – Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong: Grand Award in the Annual Reports— Online category
  • Hong Kong Arts Month: Grand Award in the Special Projects category
  • Annual Report 2017/18 – Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong: Gold Award in the Annual Reports— Online—Interactive category
  • Hong Kong Arts Month: Gold Award in the Other/Miscellaneous/Special Projects category
  • Hong Kong Arts Month: Silver Award in the Promotion/Marketing—Tourism category
  • Hong Kong Arts Month: Bronze Award in the Advertising category
  • Hong Kong Arts Month: Bronze Award in the Campaigns—Non Profit/Public Affairs–Tourism category
  • Fire Dragon Bedtime Story: Honors Award in the Design—Illustration category
  • Rock the Boat: Honors Award in the Special Project—Sports category
  • The Sounds of the Great Outdoors: Honors Award in the Promotion/Marketing—Tourism category

The HKTB won 4 awards in the HSMAI (Hospitality, Sales & Marketing Association International) Adrian Awards 2019:
 

  • Dominating Seatrade 2019: Silver Award in the Advertising—Tradeshow Marketing category
  • “Hong Kong’s Big Bet” in Departures Magazine: Silver Award in the Public Relations—Feature Placement Print—Consumer Magazine or Newspaper category
  • Sham Shui Po Campaign: Silver Award in the Digital Marketing—Social Media Campaign category
  • “Places to Love” by Samantha Brown: Bronze Award in the Public Relations— Feature Placement Television category

2019

The HKTB won 16 awards in the Kam Fan Awards 2019.

  • Client of the Year in the Special Awards 2019
  • Reframing Hong Kong: Grand Award in the Direct Single - Co-Creation & User Generated Content category
  • ART THAT MOVES - HK’s first mobile, living art gallery: Gold Award in the Outdoors – Outdoors Campaign – Creative Use of Standard Outdoor Billboard Space category
  • Reframing Hong Kong: Gold Award in the Direct – Direct Single – Co-Creation & User Generated Content category
  • Reframing Hong Kong: Gold Award in the Media – Media Single – Best Use of Co-creation and User Generated Content category
  • Reframing Hong Kong: Gold Award in the Media – Media Single – Best Use of Social Media category
  • ART THAT MOVES - HK’s first mobile, living art gallery: Silver Award in the Media – Media Single – Best Use of Outdoor category
  • Reframing Hong Kong: Silver Award in the Digital & Social Campaign – Best Digital Campaign category
  • Reframing Hong Kong: Silver Award in the Digital & Social – Social Single – Co-Creation & User Generated Content category
  • Reframing Hong Kong: Silver Award in the Direct – Direct Single – Use of Digital and Social Platforms category
  • Reframing Hong Kong: Silver Award in the Integrated – Best Integrated Campaign category
  • ART THAT MOVES - HK’s first mobile, living art gallery: Bronze Award in the Promo & Activation – Promo & Activation Single – Use of Standard Outdoor Space category
  • CNY “Good Fortune Is Everywhere” Film: Bronze Award in the Film – TVC Film Single – Entertainment, Leisure & Travel category
  • Reframing Hong Kong: Bronze Award in the Digital & Social – Social Single – Innovative Use of Social or Community category
  • Reframing Hong Kong: Merit Award in the Digital & Social – Social Single – Hong Kong Culture & Context – Social Behaviour and Cultural Insight category
  • Reframing Hong Kong: Merit Award in the Media – Media Campaign – Best Integrated Media Campaign category

The HKTB won 14 awards in the iNova Awards 2019:

  • Sham Shui Po - Treasures of the Heart: Grand Award in the Best of Scriptwriting category
  • ART THAT MOVES - HK’s first mobile, living art gallery: Gold Award in the Campaigns – Non-Profit Campaign category
  • Sham Shui Po - Treasures of the Heart: Gold Award in the Copy/Scriptwriting category
  • Sham Shui Po - Treasures of the Heart: Gold Award in the Video – Tourism category
  • The Sounds of the Great Outdoors: Gold Award in the Video – Interview category
  • ART THAT MOVES - HK’s first mobile, living art gallery: Silver Award in the Campaigns – Outdoor category
  • The Sounds of the Great Outdoors: Silver Award in the Campaigns – Online Marketing category
  • “Wine & Dine Festival” Campaign Website: Silver Award in the Microsite category
  • Sham Shui Po - Every Bit Local QR Code: Silver Award in the Other/Miscellaneous – Creative Design category
  • Annual Report 2017/18 - Best of all, it's in Hong Kong: Bronze Award in the Online Annual Reports – Tourism category
  • ART THAT MOVES - HK’s first mobile, living art gallery: Bronze Award in the Non-Profit Organizations category
  • Fire Dragon Bedtime Story: Bronze Award in the Animation category
  • Rock the Boat: Bronze Award in the Sports category
  • Sham Shui Po - Every Bit Local: Bronze Award in the Marketing category

Hong Kong won the Best MICE Destination in the Travel + Leisure India Best Awards 2019.

HKTB - Building Connections won the Bronze Award in the Best use of infographics category of the Native Advertising Awards 2019.

The HKTB won 13 awards in the Galaxy Awards 2019:

  • Sham Shui Po – Treasures of the heart: Grand Award in the Video category
  • Sham Shui Po – Every Bit Local: Gold Award in the Promotion – Local Attractions category
  • Sham Shui Po – Treasures of the heart: Gold Award in the Videos - DVDS, URLs & USBs – Tourism category
  • Rock the Boat – HK Dragon Boat Carnival: Gold Award in the Promotion – Christmas/Holiday category
  • Hong Kong Arts Month: Silver Award in the Promotion – Special Project category
  • Reframing Hong Kong: Silver Award in the Promotion – Tourism category
  • Sham Shui Po – Every Bit Local: Silver Award in the Promotion – Non–Profit Organization category
  • The Sounds of the Great Outdoors: Silver Award in the Videos - DVDS, URLs & USBs – Video Campaign category
  • Great Outdoors Hong Kong: Bronze Award in the Public Relations – Awareness Campaign category
  • Hong Kong Arts Month: Honors Award in the Advertising – Outdoor category
  • Sham Shui Po – Treasures of the heart: Honors Award in the Videos - DVDS, URLs & USBs – Video Storytelling category
  • The HKTB Annual Report 2017/18 – Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong: Honors Award in the Annual Reports – Online – Tourism category
  • “Wine & Dine Festival” Campaign Website: Honors Award in the Websites – Travel / Tourism category

The HKTB won 4 awards in the Marketing Excellence Awards 2019, organised by Marketing magazine.

  • One Place, Two Perspectives: Silver Award in the Excellence in Content Marketing category
  • Reframing Hong Kong: Silver Award in the Excellence in Integrated Marketing category
  • Sham Shui Po – Treasures of the heart: Silver in the Excellence in Branded Content category
  • Hong Kong Arts Month: Bronze Award in the Excellence in Innovation category

Hong Kong was awarded “Asia's Leading Meetings & Conference Destination” in the World Travel Awards 2019.

HKTB - Building Connections won the Gold Award in the Best Native Advertising / Branded Content Campaign category of the Digital Media Asia Awards 2019.

The HKTB won 3 awards in the PATA Grand and Gold Awards 2019:

  • Discover Hong Kong Facebook Page: Gold Award in the Marketing – Social Media Campaign category
  • Great Outdoors Hong Kong: Gold Award in the Marketing – Adventure Travel category
  • Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance: Gold Award in the Marketing – Young Travellers category

The HKTB won 4 awards in the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards 2019:

  • Skyscraper integrated promotion: Gold Award in the “Destination Marketing – Campaign -Advertising/Marketing category
  • “Sham Shui Po” campaign: Gold Award in the Destinations - Overall-Social Media category
  • Dominating Seatrade: Gold Award in the “Asia - Overall Destinations-Business/Conference” category
  • Segmenting Consortia: Silver Award in the “Destination Marketing - Campaign-Advertising/Marketing” category

The HKTB won 6 awards at the 2019 Hong Kong Effie Awards:

  • Reframing Hong Kong: Silver Award in the “Brand Experience” category
  • “Sham Shui Po” campaign: Bronze Award in the “Brand Experience” category
  • ART THAT MOVES – HK’s first mobile, living art gallery: Merit Award in the “Culture & The Arts” category
  • ART THAT MOVES – HK’s first mobile, living art gallery: Merit Award in the “Media Innovation” category
  • Old Town Central: Merit Award in the “Sustained Success” category
  • “Sham Shui Po” campaign: Merit Award in the “Travel / Tourism / Recreational / Leisure Facilities” category

Hong Kong Shingo Art won the Japan Tourism Awards organised by the Tourism EXPO Japan in the “Field of Outbound Travel – Regional” category.

The HKTB Annual Report 2017/18 – Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong – won the Gold Award in the Non-Profit Organization Online Annual Report category of the ARC Awards 2019.

The 10th Edition of Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival won the Bronze Award in the Best Result-Driven Campaign category of the PR Awards 2019, organised by Marketing Magazine.

“Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2018” won the Gold Award in the “Best Large Event” category in the Marketing Events Awards 2019.

In the 2019 Best In Travel Poll, run by online travel magazine Smart Travel Asia, Hong Kong was voted one of the “Top 10 Best Cities for Meetings” and “Top 10 Holiday Destinations” in Asia.

The HKTB Annual Report 2017/18 – Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong – won the Gold Award in the Corporate Publications category of the PR Awards Asia 2019.

Hong Kong was voted one of the “Top Asia Cruise Destinations” in the Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards 2019, organised by Cruise Critics.

The HKTB won the MICE Travel Service Contribution Award in the World Direct Selling Brand Festival 2019.

The HKTB Visitor Centre was recognised by the Hong Kong International Airport Customer Service Excellence Programme 2019 for providing top-notch service to visitors. One HKTB staff member was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation in the following award category:

  • Individual Excellence Award – Andrew Chan

The HKTB won 2 awards in the 4th Hong Kong Public Relations Awards (2018):

  • Hong Kong Neighbourhoods – Sham Shui Po: Silver Award in the Stakeholder Engagement category
  • Hong Kong Shingo Art – Leveraging the J-POP Influence: Silver Award in the Integrated Marketing Communications category

The HKTB was awarded the “2019 Certificate of Excellence” by TripAdvisor in recognition of the staff’s excellence in providing visitor services.

The HKTB won 13 awards in the Questar Awards 2019, 2 of them are Grand Awards:

  • Hong Kong Neighbourhoods: Sham Shui Po – Every Bit Local: Grand Award in the Advertisements Campaign category
  • Hong Kong Chinese New Year – Good Fortune Everywhere: Grand Award in the Event Advertisements category
  • Hong Kong Neighbourhoods: Sham Shui Po – Every Bit Local: Gold Award in the Advertisements/Commercials: Campaign category
  • Hong Kong Chinese New Year – Good Fortune Everywhere: Gold Award in the Advertisements/Commercials: Events category
  • Hong Kong Neighbourhoods: Sham Shui Po - Every Bit Local: Gold Award in the Corporations: Travel/Tourism category
  • Great Outdoors Express: Gold Award in the Non-Profit Organizations: Nature/Wildlife category
  • Way of the Fire Dragon: Silver Award in the Advertisements/Commercials: Events category
  • VR Time Travel – Step into Old Hong Kong: Silver Award in the Corporations: Special Project
  • Hong Kong Neighbourhoods: Sham Shui Po – Every Bit Local: Silver Award in the Non-Profit Organizations: Tourism category
  • Hong Kong Chinese New Year – Good Fortune Everywhere: Bronze Award in the Broadcast/Cable/Online: Arts/Culture category
  • Here We Go – The Sounds of Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors: Bronze Award in the Broadcast/Cable/Online: Tourism/Travel category
  • Here We Go – The Sounds of Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors: Bronze Award in the Mobile Media: Video category
  • Reframing Hong Kong: Bronze Award in the Mobile Media: Brand Promotion category

“Discover Hong Kong Like a Local x Jackson Wang” won the Silver Award in the “Travel” category in the 2018/2019 Tiger Roar Awards.

The My Hong Kong Guide app won the Merit Award in the Public Sector category of the Asia Smart App Awards 2018/2019, organised by the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA).

HKTB’s Greater Bay Area Showcase and Hong Kong Pavilion design received 3 awards in the 2019 Astrid Awards.

  • Greater Bay Area Showcase: Grand Award in the Promotion category
  • Greater Bay Area Showcase: Gold Award in the Promotion: Event/Opening category
  • Hong Kong Pavilion: Bronze Award in the Graphic Design: Trade Show Booth category

The HKTB won 2 awards in Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards 2019:

  • The HKTB Annual Report 2017/18—Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong: Gold Award in the Innovation in Annual Reports category
  • Hong Kong Shingo Art—Leveraging the J-POP Influence: Gold Award in the Innovation in the Use of Celebrities or Public Figures category

The HKTB scooped 30 awards in the Astrid Awards 2019 and 5 of them are Grand Awards:

  • Annual Report 2017/18 - Best of all, it's in Hong Kong: Grand Award in the Annual Reports – Online category
  • Revamp of My Hong Kong Guide mobile app: Grand Award in the Apps category
  • Reframing Hong Kong: Grand Award in the Campaigns category
  • 2018 Greater Bay Area Showcase: Grand Award in the Promotion category
  • Chinese New Year - Good Fortune Everywhere: Grand Award in the Video category
  • Annual Report 2017/18 - Best of all, it's in Hong Kong: Gold Award in the Annual Reports – Online: Non-Profit Organizations category
  • Revamp of My Hong Kong Guide mobile app: Gold Award in the Apps category
  • Reframing Hong Kong: Gold Award in the Campaigns category
  • 2018 Greater Bay Area Showcase: Gold Award in the Promotion category
  • Chinese New Year - Good Fortune Everywhere: Gold Award in the Video – DVD, Online & USB: Tourism category
  • The Sounds of the Great Outdoors: Silver Award in the Campaigns category
  • Hong Kong Neighbourhoods: Silver Award in the Non-Profit Organizations: Tourism category
  • Hong Kong Summer Fun Campaign: Silver Award in the Non-Profit Organizations: Website category
  • Great Outdoors Express: Silver Award in the Promotion category
  • Hong Kong Tourism Board: Silver Award in the Special Projects: Holiday Event
  • Great Outdoor Express: Silver Award in the Special Projects: Natural Wonders Campaign category
  • Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival Website: Silver Award in the Websites: Microsite category
  • Chinese New Year - Good Fortune Everywhere: Bronze Award in the Advertisements category
  • Hong Kong Neighbourhoods: Sham Shui Po - Every Bit Local: Bronze Award in the Campaigns category
  • Sham Shui Po - Every Bit Local QR Code: Bronze Award in the QR code category
  • 2018 “Best of All, It’s in HK” Booth Design: Bronze Award in the Trade Show Booth category
  • Chinese New Year - Good Fortune Everywhere: Bronze Award in the Promotion category
  • Reframing Hong Kong: Bronze Award in the Special Projects: Integrated Campaign category
  • Way of Fire Dragon: Bronze Award in the Video – DVD, Online & USB: Tourism category
  • Reframing Hong Kong: Bronze Award in the Websites: Microsite category
  • Hong Kong Neighbourhoods: Sham Shui Po - Every Bit Local: Honours Award in the Advertisements
  • Hong Kong Neighbourhoods: Sham Shui Po - Every Bit Local: Honours Award in the Promotion category
  • Discover Hong Kong Facebook Page: Honours Award in the Self-Promotion category
  • The Sounds of the Great Outdoors: Honours Award in the Special Projects: Content Marketing Campaign category
  • Sham Shui Po - Treasures of the Heart: Honours Award in the Video – DVD, Online & USB: Tourism category

The HKTB won 3 awards in the MARKies Awards 2019:

  • Sham Shui Po – Every Bit of Local QR Code: Gold Award in the Best Idea – Design category
  • Great Outdoors Hong Kong (Airport Express): Silver Award Best Idea – Out-Of-Home category
  • The Sounds of the Great Outdoors: Bronze Award in the Best Use of Influencer category

Sham Shui Po – Every Bit of Local won the Platinum Award of the “Best of The Best – Use of Media” category in MTR advertising in The Best of the Best Awards 2018.

The HKTB won the Best Digital Presence of International Tourism Board in Times Travel Awards 2019 as a recognition of its excellent destination marketing work in Indian market by the Indian leading media publication, Times of India.

Hong Kong won the Most Popular Domestic Destination and the Most Popular Food Destination awards in the 2018 Ctrip.

Hong Kong won the Most Attractive Tourist Destination Award, presented by the 2019 GITF Organising Committee.

The HKTB’s visitor services contact centre won a Silver Award in the Best in Class Digital Contact Centre category of the 2019 Customer Contact Week Asia Excellence Awards.

The HKTB’s Seoul office won the Best National Tourism Office award in the 2019 True Partner Awards, organised by Korea Travel Times.

The HKTB won 16 awards in the 2018/19 Mercury Awards, including:

  • CNY 2018 “Good Fortune Everywhere”: Grand Award in the Advertising category
  • Old Town Central: Grand Award in the Promotion category
  • Annual Report 2016/17—We Make the Difference: Gold Award in the Annual Reports—Overall Presentation: Tourism category
  • Old Town Central: Gold Award in the Promotion/Marketing: Branding/ Re-branding category
  • CNY 2018 “Good Fortune Everywhere”: Gold Award in the Advertising category
  • Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival website: Gold Award in the Websites/ Mobile Media: Event Site category
  • “Sham Shui Po” campaign: Silver Award in the Design: Tourist Experience category
  • “Sham Shui Po” campaign: Silver Award in the Advertising category
  • “Sham Shui Po” campaign: Silver Award in the Promotion/ Marketing: Tourism category
  • Revamp of My Hong Kong Guide mobile app: Silver Award in the Apps: Tourism category
  • Hong Kong Neighbourhoods: Silver Award in the Websites/Mobile Media: Travel/ Tourism category
  • Annual Report 2016/17—We Make the Difference: Bronze Award in the Annual Reports – Online: Interactive category
  • Best in Hong Kong—A Traveller’s Guide: Bronze Award in the Custom Publications—General Audience: Tourism/ Travel category
  • Old Town Central: Bronze Award in the Special Events category
  • Way of the Fire Dragon: Bronze Award in the Promotion/ Marketing: Tourism category
  • Fire Dragon 2018 event timelapse video: Honours Award in the Video - DVD/Online: Special Project

 

HKTB won the Most Unique Booth Design in the 26th TravelTour Expo 2019 in the Philippines.

HKTB was voted “The Best of Bureaus in Asia Pacific” in the CEI Readers’ Choice Awards 2018.

2018

HKTB won the Best Marketing Creativity Award presented by the travel website Lvmama.

Hong Kong Shingo Art won the Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards 2018 in the Influencer Communications category.

The HKTB’s Hong Kong Cyclothon 2018 won the Golden Bicycle Award in the China Bicycle Annual Selection 2018.

“Fashion x Hong Kong and Thailand Tourism” campaign partnered with Fashion Magazine won the Silver Award in the “ Most Effective: Travel and Leisure” category in the Content Council Pearl Awards 2018.

“Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2018” was named one of the “Best Travel Experiences” by City Nomads , a leading online lifestyle and travel guide in Asia.

The HKTB’s campaign Discover Hong Kong Like A Local x Jackson Wang was awarded the 2018 Guangdong Top 10 Governmental Tourism Marketing Innovation Cases presented by Sina Guangdong.

The HKTB won nine awards in the iNova Awards 2018.

  • Hong Kong Cyclothon – Real Pros Amongst Us: Grand Award in the Sports category
  • Hong Kong Cyclothon – Real Pros Amongst Us: Gold Award in the Sports category
  • 2017 Wine & Dine Festival Campaign Website: Gold Award in the Microsite category
  • Hong Kong Arts Month – A to Z Hong Kong Arts: Silver Award in the Video – Arts category
  • Hong Kong Neighbourhoods: Silver Award in the Redesign/Relaunch – Tourism category
  • My Hong Kong Guide App: Silver Award in the Mobile Apps category
  • Reframing Hong Kong: Silver Award in the Campaigns – Non-Profit Campaign category
  • Discover Hong Kong Facebook Page: Bronze Award in the Social Media category
  • Hong Kong Summer Fun Campaign Site: Bronze Award in the Non-Profit Organisations category

 

The HKTB won 14 awards in the Kam Fan Awards 2018.

  • Sham Shui Po – Every Bit Local: Silver Award in the Outdoors – Outdoors Campaign – Creative Use of Field Marketing and Event category
  • Sham Shui Po – Treasures of the heart: Silver Award in the Design & Crafts – Copy Crafts Single – Best Film Script (Chinese ) category
  • Old Town Central: Bronze Award in the Design & Crafts – Design Single – Digital and Interactive Design category
  • Sham Shui Po – Treasures of the heart: Bronze Award in the Film – TVC Film Campaign category
  • Sham Shui Po – Every Bit Local: Bronze Award in the Design & Crafts – Design Single – Advertising Posters Design category
  • Sham Shui Po – Treasures of the heart: Bronze Award in the Design & Crafts – Film Craft Single – Cinematography category
  • Sham Shui Po – Treasures of the heart: Bronze Award in the Design & Crafts – Film Craft Single – Directing category
  • Old Town Central: Merit Award in the Design & Crafts – Design Single – Brand Environments and Space Design category
  • Sham Shui Po – Treasures of the heart: 4 Merit Awards in the Film – TVC Film Single – Entertainment, Leisure & Travel category
  • Sham Shui Po – Every Bit Local: Merit Award in the Design & Crafts – Print Crafts Single – Art Direction category
  • Sham Shui Po – Every Bit Local: Merit Award in the Media – Media Single – Best Use of Outdoor category

Hong Kong was awarded the Most Popular Travel Destination in 2018 by Tencent.

“Family Fun” Online Campaign won the Gold Award in the “The Best Website Design” category in the Click Awards 2018.

“Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong” 30-min Programme on Global TV won the Gold Award in the “Branded Entertainment – Documentary” category in the Davey Awards 2018.

The HKTB’s Hong Kong Winter Festival campaign site won three awards in the Digital Singularity Awards 2018:

  • Silver Award in the Best Interactive Video category
  • Silver Award in the Best Campaign Website and Mobile Application category
  • Silver Award in the Best Use of Technology category

Hong Kong was named “The Most Influential MICE International Destination” in the “Goldfinger Award of China Event Industry 2018”, jointly hosted by Events Fortune magazine and China Festival magazine.

Hong Kong was voted “Favourite Business City in the World” by readers of Business Traveller China magazine in the Business Traveller China Awards 2018.

Hong Kong was awarded “World's Leading Business Travel Destination” in the World Travel Awards 2018.

“Hong Kong Shingo Art – Leveraging the J-POP Influence” won the Gold Award in the Excellence in KOL Partnership category of the Marketing Excellence Awards 2018 by Marketing magazine.

The HKTB won two awards in the Malaysia Public Relations Awards 2018:

  • Hong Kong Live in Kuala Lumpur campaign: Silver Award in the Corporate Branding category
  • Hong Kong Live in Kuala Lumpur campaign: Bronze Award in the Product Brand Development category

HKTB won five awards in the W3 Awards 2018:

  • Discover Hong Kong Facebook Page: Silver Award in the Social - Corporate Communications category
  • My Hong Kong Buddy campaign: Gold Award in the Campaigns – Integrated Campaign category
  • Silver Award in the Marketing - Use of Photography category
  • Silver Award in the Marketing – Social Media category
  • Silver Award in the Websites – Tourism category

The HKTB’s campaign Discover Hong Kong Like A Local x Jackson Wang won the Silver Award presented by IAI Travel Awards.

 “VR Time Travel: Step into Old Hong Kong” was voted one of the seven “Best Tourism Campaigns in 2018” by independent international research institute econsultancy.com.

The HKTB won 13 awards in the Galaxy Awards 2018:

  • Old Town Central Campaign: Grand Award in the Promotion category
  • Old Town Central – Old Town Central Dogs: Grand Award in the Videos category
  • My Hong Kong Buddy campaign: Gold Award in the Websites – Multi-platform Digital Content category
  • Old Town Central campaign: Gold Award in the Promotion – Local Attractions category
  • Old Town Central – Old Town Central Dogs: Gold Award in the Videos – DVDs, URLs & USBs – Travel/ Tourism category
  • 2018 “Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong” booth design – Silver Award in the Design – Various – Trade Show Booth category
  • My Hong Kong Buddy campaign: Silver Award in the Promotion – Local Attractions category
  • Nightlife x Hong Kong Sevens: Silver Award in the Videos – DVDs, URLs & USBs – Travel/ Tourism category
  • 2017 Wine and Dine Festival: Honours Award in the Websites – Travel/ Tourism category
  • Best in Hong Kong – A Traveller’s Guide: Honours Award in the Design – Bound Publications – Travel/ Tourism category
  • Hong Kong Neighbourhoods: Honours Award in the Websites – Non-Profit Organisation category
  • Old Town Central campaign: Honours Award in the Design – Various – Travel/ Tourism category
  • Old Town Central campaign: Honours Award in the Promotion – Tourism category

 

The HKTB won six awards in the HSMAI (Hospitality, Sales & Marketing Association International) Adrian Awards 2018:

  • Passion Passport: Gold Award in the Digital Marketing – Digital Campaign – Social Media Campaign category
  • Fast Acting Social: Silver Award in the Digital Single Item – Social Media/ Social Networking category
  • Regional Media Fam: Silver Award in the Public Relations – PR Campaign – Marketing Programme – Consumer category
  • Sea Gals: Silver Award in the Public Relations – PR Campaign – Special Event category
  • Skyscraper: Silver Award in the Digital Marketing – Digital Campaign – Contest/ Sweepstakes category
  • Segmenting Consortia: Bronze Award in the Integrated Marketing Campaign category

 

Hong Kong was voted the Most Popular Outbound Travel Destination in the “9th Vote of the Favourite Destination and Brands of Cantonese in 2018” organised by Southern Metropolis Daily.

Hong Kong was awarded the Most Popular Tourist Destination in the 2018 Red Coral Award of Asia Tourism.

Hong Kong was named the Travel and Gourmet Destination in the 2018 Global Cuisines.

The HKTB was awarded the Best Organisation Prize in the CITIE 2018.

The HKTB won the Bronze Award in the 2018 Golden Mouse Digital Marketing Awards.

The HKTB won 2 awards in the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards 2018.

  • Fast Acting Social Marketing at Work Leveraging Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors!: Gold Award in the “Destination Marketing – Campaign –Advertising/Marketing” category
  • Passion Passport Influencer Campaign: Gold Award in the “Destination Marketing – Campaign – Advertising/Marketing” category

The HKTB’s Hong Kong Winter Festival campaign site won five awards in the 4A (Association of Accredited Advertising Agents of Taipei R.O.C ) Award 2018:

  • Silver Award in the Best Website Design category
  • Bronze Award in the Best Use of Technology category
  • Bronze Award in the Best Digital Campaign category
  • Bronze Award in the Best Interactive Digital Campaign category
  • Merit Award in the Best Interactive Campaign category

The HKTB won three awards in the PATA Grand and Gold Awards 2018:

  • “Hong Kong Neighbourhoods: Old Town Central” : Grand Award in the Marketing category
  • My Hong Kong Buddy campaign: Gold Award in the Marketing campaign – Young Travellers category
  • My Hong Kong Buddy campaign: Gold Award in the Marketing Media – Website category

“Hong Kong Travel Buddy” won the Gold Award in the Best Use of Mobile category of the Customer Experience Asia Excellence Awards 2018.

The “My Hong Kong Buddy campaign” won the Silver Award in the Digital Strategy – Online Content category of the Tangram Awards 2018.

In the World Travel Awards 2018, Hong Kong was awarded Asia's Leading City Break Destination 2018 and Asia's Leading Meetings & Conference Destination 2018, while the HKTB was awarded Asia's Leading Tourist Board 2018.

Great Outdoors Hong Kong – “Believe it or not, it’s Hong Kong!” won the Silver Award in the Most Effective PR Campaign category of the PR Awards 2018, organised by Marketing Magazine.

The HKTB Annual Report 2016/17 – We Make the Difference won the Bronze Award in the Non-Profit Organisation Online Annual Report category of the ARC Awards 2018.

The HKTB was awarded the “2018 Certificate of Excellence” by TripAdvisor in recognition of the staff’s excellence in providing visitor services.

“Art is Everywhere” won the Pacific Asia Travel Association 2018 Grand Award in the Heritage and Culture category.

Old Town Central – Engaging Consumers with Advocates won the Gold Award in the Best Use of Influencer/Advocates category of the Marketing Events Awards 2018.

The HKTB Visitor Centre was recognised by the Hong Kong International Airport Customer Service Excellence Programme 2018 for providing top-notch service to visitors. Three staff members were awarded the Certificate of Appreciation in the following award categories:

  • Individual Excellence Award – Josephine Lam
  • Corporate Excellence Award – Lochlan Cheng, Chung Man Cheng

In the 2018 Best In Travel Poll run by online travel magazine Smart Travel Asia, Hong Kong was voted the “Best City for Meetings” in Asia.

The HKTB Annual Report 2016/17 – We Make the Difference won the Grand Award in the Online Annual Report category of the Questar Awards 2018.

The HKTB Annual Report 2016/17 – We Make the Difference won the Silver Award in the Corporate Publications category of the PR Awards Asia 2018.

Hong Kong was named the Most Popular Destination in 2018, presented by Tuniu, a leading Chinese online travel agency.

The HKTB won recognition in the “At Your Service” Service Appreciation Campaign Award organised by Hong Kong International Airport in the Government and Related Bodies category for providing top-notch service to visitors:

  • The HKTB was awarded “The Most Helpful Company”
  • Six staff members were voted “The Most Helpful Staff” by visitors. The six awardees were:
    Joyce Lam, Arthur Ho, Catalina Mock Lo, Candy Tse, Cecilia Tsang and Kathy Kung

The HKTB’s “Hong Kong Travel Buddy” – Mobile Chat Service won the ICMI Global Contact Centre Awards 2018 in the Best Chat Support category.

The HKTB Annual Report 2016/17 – We Make the Difference won the Gold Award in the Mobile Media: Annual Report category of the Questar Awards 2018.

The HKTB won 16 awards in the Astrid Awards 2018.

  • Old Town Central Campaign: Grand Award in the Promotion category
  • Old Town Central – Old Town Central Dogs: Grand Award in the Video category
  • Old Town Central Q Art Code: Grand Award in the Graphic Design category
  • "Best in Hong Kong – A Traveller’s Guide": Gold Award in the Custom Publications: Travel/ Entertainment category
  • My Hong Kong Buddy Campaign: Gold Award in the Campaigns category
  • My Hong Kong Buddy Campaign: Gold Award in the Video - DVD & Online: Social Media category
  • Old Town Central – Interactive Art Projection: Gold Award in the Special Projects: Interactive Tourist Experience category
  • Discover Hong Kong Facebook Page: Silver Award in the Self-Promotion category
  • Hong Kong Travel Trade Manual 2017/18: Silver Award in the Non-Profit Organisations: Custom Publication category
  • My Hong Kong Buddy Campaign: Silver Award in the Special Projects: Content Marketing Campaign category
  • My Hong Kong Buddy Campaign: Silver Award in the Website: Microsite category
  • Old Town Central Campaign: Silver Award in the Campaigns category
  • Hong Kong Summer Fun Campaign Site: Bronze Award in the Non-Profit Organisations: Website category
  • Old Town Central Campaign: Honors Award in Non-Profit Organisations: Tourism category
  • Old Town Central – Global Campaign, Local Promotions: Honors Awards in the Promotion category
  • The HKTB Annual Report 2016/17 – We Make the Difference: Honors Award in the Annual Reports – Online category

The HKTB won two awards in the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards 2018:

  • Meet the Hong Kong Pals: Gold Award in the Innovation in Customer Service Management, Planning & Practice: All Other Industries category
  • The HKTB Annual Report 2016/17 – We Make the Difference: Gold Award in the Innovation in Annual Reports category

HKTB won four awards in the MARKies Awards 2018:

  • My Hong Kong Buddy campaign: Gold Award in the Best Use of Digital category
  • My Hong Kong Buddy campaign: Gold Award in the Best Use of Content category
  • My Hong Kong Buddy campaign: Silver Award in the Best Idea – Digital category
  • My Hong Kong Buddy campaign: Silver Award in the Best Use of Social category

Hong Kong was named “MICE Destination of the Year 2017” in the “2017 Miracle Workers MICE Award” by China BTMICE.

The HKTB Annual Report 2015/16 – Power Up Hong Kong won the PR News’ Nonprofit Awards 2018 in the External Publication or Report category.

The My Hong Kong Guide mobile app won the Best Mobile Government Service Award 2018 in the Enhancing Social & Cultural Awareness category.

The HKTB’s Visitor Information & Services Department was accredited “Good Class” in the F&B sector, Retail sector and Office & other sectors category in the HKIA Environmental Management Recognition Scheme.

The HKTB won six awards in the HSMAI (Hospitality, Sales & Marketing Association International) Adrian Awards 2017:

  • Cruise Planners' Passenger Acquisition Test: Gold Award in the Integrated Marketing Campaign category
  • “Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong” Campaign Launch: Bronze Award in the Integrated Marketing Campaign category
  • “Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong” Influencer Campaign: Bronze Award in the Digital Marketing/ Social Media/ Social Networking category
  • Better Late Than Never: Bronze Award in the Public Relations/ Feature Placement Television category
  • International Chinese New Year Night Parade: Bronze Award in the Public Relations/ Special Event category
  • Segmenting PBS for Maximum Relevancy and Gain: Bronze Award in the Public Relations/ Feature Placement Television category

 

The HKTB won 12 awards in the Mercury Awards 2017/18:

  • “20 of the Best in Hong Kong’s Old Town Central”: Gold Award in the Publicity: Media Exposure category
  • Hong Kong Summer Fun campaign site: Gold Award in the Websites/ Mobile Media: Travel/ Tourism category
  • My Hong Kong Buddy campaign: Silver Award in the Promotion/Marketing: Social Media Campaign category
  • HKTB Annual Report 2015/16 – Power Up Hong Kong: Silver Award in the Website/ Mobile Media: Interactive Annual Report category
  • 2017 International Chinese New Year Night Parade: Bronze Award in the Special Events: Holiday Celebration category
  • My Hong Kong Buddy campaign: Bronze Award in the Social Media: Integrated Digital Campaign category
  • My Hong Kong Buddy campaign: Bronze Award in the Video – DVD/ Online: Special Project category
  • HKTB Annual Report 2015/16 – Power Up Hong Kong: Bronze Award in the Annual Reports – Overall Presentation: Tourism category
  • Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival Website: Bronze Award in the Website/ Mobile Media: Event Site category
  • Old Town Central Campaign: Bronze Award in the Campaigns – Non-Profit/ Public Affairs: Marketing Communications category
  • Old Town Central Campaign: Bronze Award in the Video – DVD/ Online: Online Video category
  • “Best of all, it's in Hong Kong” Brand TV Commercial: Honors Award in the Advertising: Television Ads – Campaign category

Hong Kong Travel Buddy – Your Virtual Travel Companion won a Merit Award in the Service Innovation category of the HKACE Customer Service Excellence Award 2017.

2017

Hong Kong was named “World's Leading Business Travel Destination” in the World Travel Awards 2017.

HKTB was voted “Best Convention and Exhibition Bureau, Asia Pacific” in the CEI Readers’ Choice Awards 2018.

The “Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong” New Brand Campaign won a Bronze Award in the Best Place or Nation Brand category of the Transform Awards Asia-Pacific 2017.

The HKTB Annual Report 2015/16 – Power Up Hong Kong won a Bronze Award in the Online Annual Reports: Tourism category in the iNOVA Awards 2017.

The HKTB won 2 awards in the Marketing Excellence Awards 2017, organised by Marketing magazine.

  • “Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong” New Brand Campaign: Gold Award in the Excellence in Travel and Hospitality Marketing category
  • “20 of the Best in Hong Kong’s Old Town Central”: Bronze Award in the Excellence in Public Relations category

The HKTB’s Old Town Central Campaign won 6 awards in the Kam Fan Awards 2017.

  • Kam Fan Highest Ranking – Silver Award in the Outdoors category
  • Gold Award in the Design & Crafts – Design Single – Advertising Posters Design category
  • Silver Award in the Outdoors – Outdoors Campaign – Creative Use of Standard Outdoor Billboard Space category
  • Silver Award in the Design & Crafts – Print Crafts Single – Illustration category
  • Silver Award in the Design & Crafts – Design Single – Brand Environments and Space Design category
  • Merit Award in the Promo & Activation – Promo & Activation Single – Use of Mobile Marketing and Technology category

“20 of the Best in Hong Kong’s Old Town Central” won the Jury Award and Gold Award in the Overseas Communications category of the 13th China Golden Awards for Excellence in Public Relations.

Hong Kong was voted “Best MICE Destination” in India’s Best Awards 2017, organised by Travel+Leisure India & South Asia.

Hong Kong was voted “Favourite Business City in the World” in the Business Traveller China Awards 2017, organised by Business Traveller China magazine.

The HKTB won 11 awards in the Galaxy Awards 2017.

  • Art is Everywhere: Grand Award in the Design – Photography category
  • Art is Everywhere: Gold Award in the Design – Photography category
  • Art is Everywhere: Gold Award in the Promotion – Special Project category
  • “Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong” New Brand Campaign: Gold Award in the Promotion – Brand Identity category
  • Old Town Central Campaign: Gold Award in the Design – Various: Other/Misc. category
  • “Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong” Campaign Site: Silver Award in the Websites — Travel/ Tourism category
  • “Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong” New Brand Campaign: Silver Award in the Advertising – Multi-Media Campaign category
  • Old Town Central Campaign: Silver Award in the Promotion – Other/Misc. category
  • 2016 Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival: Bronze Award in the Special Events – Publicity category
  • HKTB Annual Report 2015/16 — Power Up Hong Kong: Honours Award in the Mobile Media — Annual Report category
  • From Granny to Trendy: Honours Award in the Videos – DVDs, URLs & USBs – Fashion category

The Discover Hong Kong Facebook Page won a Silver Award in the Social Content & Marketing – Corporate Communications category in the W3 Awards 2017.

The HKTB won 5 awards in the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards 2017.

  • “Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong” Social Marketing Campaign: Silver Award in the Destination Marketing – Web Marketing/ Advertising category
  • “Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong” Launch: Silver Award in the Destination Marketing – Campaign – Advertising/ Marketing category
  • Cruise Planners’ Passenger Acquisition Test: Silver Award in the Destination Marketing – Web Marketing/ Advertising category
  • International Chinese New Year Night Parade: Silver Award in the Destination Marketing – Campaign – Advertising/ Marketing category
  • Hong Kong – Muslim-friendly Destination: Silver Award in the Destination Marketing – Campaign – Advertising/ Marketing category

Hong Kong was awarded the “Best Business City in Asia” award in the Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Travel Awards 2017 for the 10th consecutive year.

“20 of the Best in Hong Kong’s Old Town Central” won a Silver Award in the Global PR Campaign category in the Marketing PR Awards 2017.

Old Town Central Self-guided Walks in the Heart of Hong Kong won a Silver Award in the Best Media Campaign – Print category in The Spark Awards for Media Excellence 2017.

The HKTB Annual Report 2015/16 – Power Up Hong Kong won a Bronze Award in the “Non-Profit Organization Online Annual Report” category of the ARC Awards 2017.

The “Best of all, it’s In Hong Kong” campaign site won the Gold Award in the Marketing Media - Website category of the PATA Grand and Gold Awards 2017.

In the 2017 Best In Travel Poll run by online travel magazine Smart Travel Asia, Hong Kong was voted the “Best City for Meetings” in Asia.

The HKTB was awarded the “2017 Certificate of Excellence” by TripAdvisor in recognition of the staff’s excellence in providing visitor services.

The HKTB won recognition from the Hong Kong International Airport Customer Service Excellence Programme 2017 for providing top-notch service to visitors. Four staff members were awarded the Certificate of Appreciation in the following award categories:

  • Individual Excellence Award – Cecilia Tsang, Mimi Ho
  • Corporate Excellence Award – Ashley Li, Koey Hsu

Hong Kong was awarded the Most Attractive MICE City Destination in the 10th China MICE Industry Golden Chair Awards 2016/17, organised by MICE magazine.

The HKTB won 2 awards in the 3rd Hong Kong Public Relations Awards (2016).

  • Hong Kong LIVE in Bordeaux: Gold Award in the Event Management category
  • 2016 Hong Kong Cyclothon: Silver Award in the Stakeholder Communications category

Hong Kong Pulse 3D Light Show (2016 Hong Kong Summer Fun) won a Platinum Award in the Special Event category in 2017 AVA Digital Awards.

The HKTB won 6 awards in Astrid Awards 2017.

  • DISCOVER HONG KONG – A Traveller’s Guide: Gold Award in the Non-Profit Organizations category
  • “Best of All, It’s In Hong Kong” campaign site: Silver Award in the Campaigns category
  • #DiscoverHongKong Stories UGC campaign: Bronze Award in the Promotion category
  • Discover Hong Kong Facebook page: Bronze Award in the Self-promotion category
  • 2017 International Chinese New Year Night Parade - HKTB parade floats & mascot: Bronze Award in the Special Projects: Holiday Event category
  • “Best of All, It’s In Hong Kong” new brand campaign: Honours Award in the Campaigns category

The HKTB won 2 awards in Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards 2016 organised by Communication Director Magazine.

  • “Meet-the-Pals” programme: Winner of Storytelling category
  • 2016 Hong Kong Cyclothon: Winner of Issue & Reputation Management category

The HKTB scooped 6 awards in Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards 2017.

  • “Hong Kong Travel Buddy” - your virtual travel companion: Gold Award for the Innovative Use of Technology in Customer Service - All Other Industries
  • Concierge Service: Gold Award for Innovation in Customer Service Management, Planning & Practice - Other Service Industries
  • “A Taste of Hong Kong” Season 3: Silver Award for Innovation in the Use of Celebrities or Public Figures
  • The HKTB Annual Report 2015/16–Power Up Hong Kong: Silver Award for Innovation in Annual Reports
  • Hong Kong LIVE in Bordeaux 2016: Silver Award for Innovation in Consumer Events - All Other Industries
  • 2016 Hong Kong Cyclothon Social Media Communications: Bronze Award for Innovation in the Use of Social Media - All Other Industries

The HKTB visitor centres won a Bronze Award under “Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year - All Other Industries - 100 or More Employees” classification in “Customer Service & Contact Centre Team” category in 2017 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Services.

The reposition of My Hong Kong Guide mobile app won a Bronze Award in the Best App – Hospitality and Travel category in Mob-Ex Awards 2017.

In 2016/2017 Mercury Awards, the HKTB’s “A Taste of Hong Kong” Season 3 and“Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2016” campaign were named the “Best of Publicity” and the “Best of Social Media” respectively.
In addition, the HKTB also won 5 awards in other categories, including:

  • “A Taste of Hong Kong” Season 3: Gold Award in the Publicity: Celebrity Campaign category
  • “Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2016” campaign: Gold Award in the Social Media category
  • “Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2016” campaign: Gold Award in the Promotion/Marketing: Social Media Campaigns category
  • “Best of All, It’s In Hong Kong” brand campaign site: Gold Award in the Websites/Mobile Media: Brand Awareness category
  • Discover Hong Kong Instagram: Silver Award in the Social Media category

The HKTB was recongised as “The Progressive Association” in Exhibition Excellence Awards 2017 organised by India’s leading trade show magazine Exhibition Showcase.

The HKTB’s Seoul office was voted the Best National Tourism Office for the sixth consecutive year in a survey conducted by Korea Travel News, a leading journal in the Korean travel industry.

2016

Hong Kong was recognised as “World's Leading City Break Destination”, “Asia's Leading City Break Destination” and “Asia's Leading Meetings & Conference Destination” in World Travel Awards 2016.

The HKTB was named as “World's Leading Tourist Board” in World Travel Awards 2016.

The HKTB won 2 awards in Marketing Excellence Awards 2016 organised by Marketing Magazine:

  • “I Never Knew” campaign: Gold Award in the Travel and Hospitality Marketing category
  • HKTB Annual Report 2014/15: Bronze Award in the Custom Publication category

The HKTB scooped 6 awards in iNOVA Awards 2016, including:

  • Discover Hong Kong Facebook page: Gold Award in the Marketing: Facebook category
  • “Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2015” campaign: Gold Award in the Social Media category
  • DiscoverHongKong.com mobile site: Silver Award in the Corporate Website: Travel/Tourism category
  • HKTB Annual Report 2014/15: Silver Award in the Online Annual Reports: Tourism category
  • Discover Hong Kong Instagram: Silver Award in the Social Media category
  • “Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival” Website: Bronze Award in the Corporate Website: Events category

The HKTB won 2 awards in W3 Awards 2016:

  • “Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2015” campaign: Silver Award in the Social Content & Marketing – Events category
  • HKTB Annual Report 2014/15: Silver Award in the General Website Categories-Corporate Communications category

Hong Kong was voted “Favourite Business City in the World” for the sixth consecutive year in 2016 annual reader’s poll organised by Business Traveller China magazine.

The HKTB won 6 awards in Galaxy Awards 2016:

  • “Event Capital of Asia” campaign: Gold Award in the Advertising: Multi-Media Campaign category
  • DiscoverHongKong.com Mobile Site: Silver Award in the Mobile Media: Mobile Website category
  • Discover Hong Kong Facebook page: Bronze Award in the Mobile Media: Facebook Page category
  • Discover Hong Kong Instagram: Bronze Award in the Mobile Media: Social Media category
  • “Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2015” campaign: Bronze Award in the Promotion: Special Project category
  • “Hong Kong Sevens Bar Tram” campaign: Honours Award in the Special Events: Publicity category

The HKTB won 2 awards in PATA Grand and Gold Awards 2016:

  • “Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2015” campaign: Grand Award in Marketing category
  • Discover Hong Kong Facebook page: Gold Award in Marketing Media – Social Media category

In the 2016 annual readers’ poll organised by Business Traveller Asia Pacific magazine, Hong Kong was voted “Best Business City in Northeast Asia” for the ninth consecutive year.

In the 2016 Best In Travel Poll run by online travel magazine Smart Travel Asia, Hong Kong was voted the “Best City for Business in Asia”.

HKTB won the Customer Service Center of the Year 2015 (Tourism) in the 2015 Customer Relationship Excellence (CRE) Awards, organised by the Asia Pacific Customer Service Consortium.

The HKTB’s Visitor Services Department won recognition from the Hong Kong International Airport Customer Service Excellence Programme 2016. The eight awardees were:

  • Individual Award – Chung Man Cheng
  • Corporate Excellence Award – Joeie Wong , Windy Chiu, Ray Cheung, Janice Chan, Wing Li, Amanda Law, Lo Wai Kuen

DiscoverHongKong.com Mobile Site won the Bronze Award in the “Mobile Media: Mobile Sites” category in Questar Awards 2016.

In Astrid Awards 2016, HKTB’s 2015 Hong Kong Summer Fun Campaign won the Gold Award and was named the “Best of Campaigns” in the Campaigns category. In addition, the HKTB also won 3 awards in other categories, including:

  • “2015 Happy@HongKong Super Jetso” campaign: Gold Award in the Video – DVD & Online: Tourism category
  • HKTB Annual Report 2014/15: Bronze Award in the Annual Reports – Online category.
  • Countdown to Hong Kong Summer Fun Promotion: Bronze Award in the Promotion category

DiscoverHongKong.com won the Silver Award in Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2016.

HKTB won 5 awards in the 2015/2016 Mercury Awards, including:

  • The HKTB Annual Report 2013/14 “Shaping the Future” Mini-site: Gold Award in the Annual Reports – Overall Presentation: Tourism category
  • Discover Hong Kong Facebook Fan Page: Silver Award in the Social Media: Facebook category
  • The HKTB Social Media Platforms: Bronze Award in the Social Media: Social Media Platforms category
  • Hong Kong Insider’s Guide: Bronze Award in the Websites/Emerging Media: Travel/Destination category
  • DiscoverHongKong.com Brand Rejuvenation Project: Bronze Award in the Websites/Emerging Media: Redesign / Relaunch / Media category

The Hong Kong Insider’s Guide won a Bronze Award in the “Best Campaign for Tablets” category in Mob-Ex Awards 2016.

My Hong Kong Guide mobile app won the“Best m-Government Service Award”, organised by the United Arab Emirates government, in the international— tourism category.

Hong Kong was voted the “Asia’s Best City for Business Events” in the CEI Readers’ Choice Awards 2016, organised by CEI Asia magazine.

The HKTB was selected as the “Asia’s Best Convention Bureau” in the CEI Readers’ Choice Award 2016, organised by CEI Asia magazine.

2015

The HKTB’s Visitor Service Department won recognitions in the “Give Me 5 in the Airport” campaign organised by Airport Authority. The below awards are won in the “Government and related bodies” category:

  • Most Helpful Company
  • Most Helpful Staff—Janice Chan, Chung Man Cheng,  Arthur Ho, Kaelyn Lee

The HKTB’s “A Taste of Hong Kong” Season 1 & 2 Regional Campaign won a Gold Award in “Excellence in Public Relations” of Marketing Excellence Award 2015.

The HKTB Annual Report 2013/14 was awarded “Citation for Design” in the 2015 HKMA Best Annual Reports Awards.

The HKTB’s engagement case “Relocation of Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival” in 2014 won a Bronze Award in the “Best Engagement- Mass Community” category in the PR Awards 2015 organised by Marketing Magazine.

The HKTB’s “Turbocharging Travelzoo!” campaign in the US won the Gold Award in the 2015 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards, under the “Destination Marketing – Web Marketing/ Advertising” category.

The HKTB’s Weibo social media account ranked first in “Top 10 Social Media Account of Travel Destinations” and the fourth in “Top 10 Influential Official Travel Destination Weibo Account Outside Mainland” by Sina Weibo.

The HKTB scooped 4 awards in PATA Grand and Gold Awards 2015:

  • Ÿ“Follow Me to Hong Kong” campaign: Grand Award in the Marketing category
  • Ÿ“My Time for Hong Kong” campaign: Gold Award in the Marketing –Primary Government Destination category
  • ŸMy Hong Kong Guide mobile app: Gold Award in the Marketing Media – Mobile Travel Application category
  • DiscoverHongKong.com Brand Rejuvenation: Gold Award in the Marketing Media – Web Site category

The HKTB Annual Report 2013/14 won a Gold Award in the “Tourism” category of the International ARC Awards 2015.

HKTB’s “Taiwan's Next Stop, Hong Kong” Campaign won a Gold Stevie Award in “Marketing Campaign of the Year - Transportation & Travel / Tourism / Destination” category in the 2015 International Business Award

The HKTB’s Visitor Services Department won recognition from the Hong Kong International Airport Customer Service Excellence Programme. The four awardees were:

  • Individual Award – Joeie Wong, Angel Chum
  • Corporate Excellence Award – Windy Chiu, Janice Chan

The HKTB’s crisis management case, “Relocation of the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival – How the Hong Kong Tourism Board upheld its corporate image in the face of a crisis” won a Bronze Award in “Crisis or Issues Management Campaign of the Year” category in PR Week Awards Asia 2015.

Sue Man Chau Ling, Visitor Services Executive at HKTB, was selected as the Customer Service Team Leader of the Year (Service Centre) in the 2014 Customer Relationship Excellence (CRE) Awards, organised by the Asia Pacific Customer Service Consortium.

HKTB won the “Best Booth Design Award” at the Korea World Travel Fair.

Hong Kong was named the “Best Food Destination” by Travel & Leisure Magazine India.

The HKTB won 7 awards in the Astrid Awards 2015:

  • “Follow Me to Discover Hong Kong” campaign: Gold Award in Campaigns category
  • Discover Hong Kong Facebook Fan Pages: Gold Award in the Facebook Page category
  • “My Time For Hong Kong” New Brand campaign: Silver Award in the Campaigns category
  • My Hong Kong Guide: Bronze Award in the Non-Profit Organisation category
  • DiscoverHongKong.com: Bronze Award in Websites: Redesign/Re-launch category
  • My Hong Kong Guide Launch campaign: Honours Award in the Promotion – Product Launch category
  • Hong Kong Insider’s Guide: Honours Award in the Non-Profit Organisation category

My Hong Kong Guide Mobile App won the Bronze Award in the Best Use of Apps category in MARKies Awards 2015.

DiscoverHongKong.com won the Silver Award in Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2015.

The HKTB won 3 awards in the Mercury Awards 2014/15:

  • “Follow Me to Discover Hong Kong” campaign: Silver Award in the Publicity: Social Media Influencers category
  • Discover Hong Kong Facebook Fan Pages: Silver Award in the Social Media category
  • “Ask the Boss” campaign: Honours in the Promotion/Marketing: Social Media Campaigns category

The My Hong Kong Guide mobile app won the Silver Award in Best App – Government/Community category in Mob-Ex Awards 2015

The HKTB’s Seoul office was voted the Best National Tourism Office for the fourth consecutive year in a survey conducted by Korea Travel News, a leading journal in the Korean travel industry.

Hong Kong was named the “Best Shopping Destination” in the Leisure Travel Awards 2014 organised by Global Traveller Magazine

Hong Kong was selected as the “Best Culinary Destination, Expert’s Choice” in the Culinary Travel Awards 2014 organised by Saveur Magazine

2014

Hong Kong was voted the “Best City for Business Events” in the CEI Industry Excellence in Events Survey 2015, organised by CEI Asia magazine.

The HKTB was selected as the first runner-up of the “Best Convention Bureau” in the CEI Industry Survey 2015, organised by CEI Asia magazine.

Hong Kong was voted the “Favourite Business City in the World” for the fourth consecutive year in the 2014 Business Traveller China Awards, organised by Business Traveller China magazine.

The HKTB’s “Follow Me to Hong Kong” campaign won a Silver Award in the “Best Use of Small Budget” category at the PR Awards 2014 organised by Marketing magazine.

Hong Kong won 2 awards in the 2014 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards:

  • Best Business City in the World (for the 6th consecutive year)
  • Best Business City in Northeast Asia (for the 7th consecutive year)

The HKTB won 3 awards in the 2014 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards:

  • “Hot Jazz/Smart Marketing” campaign: Gold Award in the Destination Marketing - Advertising / Marketing Campaign category
  • “David Myers’ My Hong Kong” online video series: Silver Award in the Destination Marketing – Web Marketing/ Advertising category
  • “The Road to Social Marketing Leadership” campaign: Silver Award in the Destination Marketing – Web Marketing/ Advertising category

The HKTB won 6 awards in the 2014 Galaxy Awards:

  • My Hong Kong Guide mobile app: Grand Award in the Apps category and Gold Award in the Emerging Media - Mobile App category
  •  “My Time for Hong Kong” new brand identity: Gold Award in the Promotion - Brand Identity category
  • My Hong Kong Guide multi-level platform: Silver Award in the Emerging Media - Travel/Tourism category
  • Discover Hong Kong Facebook Fan Pages: Bronze Award in the Emerging Media - Travel/Tourism category
  • 2014 Hong Kong “Asia’s World City” Hong Kong Pavilion Booth Design: Bronze Award in the Design - Trade Show Booth Display category

The HKTB social media platforms won a Silver award in the Social Content – Social Presence category of the 2014 W³ Awards.

Our “Be My Guest” Facebook app was awarded the Social Network Standard of Excellence in the Social Network category of the 2014 WebAward.

The HKTB’s website, DiscoverHongKong.com, was awarded the Best APAC Destination Website in the 2014 TravelMole APAC Web Award.

The HKTB has won 2 PATA Gold Awards in 2014:

  • “Hold My Hand in Hong Kong”: Gold award in Marketing - Primary Government Destination
  • Visa go Hong Kong Super Shopper: Gold award in Marketing Media - Public Relations Campaign

The HKTB has won 3 titles in the 2nd Hong Kong Public Relations Awards 2014:

  • “Hold My Hand in Hong Kong”: The Grand Award of Excellence, Gold Award in Integrated Marketing Communications, and the Most Creative Campaign Award

The HKTB's "Taste of Hong Kong" campaign has won two titles in the International Business Awards 2014, organised by Stevie Awards:

  • “Marketing Campaign of the Year - Travel / Tourism / Destination” category: Gold
  • “Brand Experience of the Year – Consumer” category: Bronze

The HKTB Annual Report 2012/13 was awarded Honors in the “Government Supported Tourism” category of the International ARC Awards 2014.

The HKTB’s Visitor Services Department recently won recognition from the Hong Kong International Airport Customer Service Excellence Programme 2013/14. The four awardees were:

  • Individual Award – Joyce Lam, Koey Hsu
  • Corporate Excellence Award – Mary Luk, Mavis Lin

The HKTB has won three awards in the PRWeek Awards Asia 2014:

  • 2013 Visa go Hong Kong Super Shopper: Certificate of Excellence in Asia Pacific PR Campaign of the Year
  • ‘Hold My Hand in Hong Kong’: Certificate of Excellence in South Asia PR Campaign of the Year
  • Hong Kong Tourism Board Annual Report 2012/13 ‘The Winning Formula’ minisite: Certificate of Excellence in Corporate Publications

Koey Hsu Ping, officer of Visitor Services at HKTB, was selected as the Customer Service Professional of the Year (Service Centre) in the 2013 Customer Relationship Excellent (CRE) Awards, organised by the Asia Pacific Customer Service Consortium.

Hong Kong was awarded “Best Promotion Destination” in the Tourism Awards 2013 organised by Shanghai Morning Post.

HKTB has won 4 titles in the Astrid Awards 2014:

  • “Discover Hong Kong” Facebook Fan Page: Gold Award in the “Self-Promotion” category
  • “Hold My Hand” promotional campaign: Silver award in the “Campaigns” category
  • “Hong Kong Chinese New Year 2014 Parade Floats”: Bronze award in the “Special Project: Parade Floats” category
  • “Hong Kong Winterfest 2013” campaign: Bronze award in the “Promotion: Viral Campaign” category

HKTB won a silver award in the “Campaigns” category of Astrid Awards 2014 for the ‘Hold My Hand’ promotional campaign.

HKTB has won two awards in the 2013/2014 Mercury Awards, organised by MerComm, including:

  • 2013 Visa go Hong Kong Super Shopper: Silver Award in the ‘Special Events’ category
  • ‘Hold my Hand in Hong Kong’ : Bronze Award in the ‘DVDs/Video: Travel/Tourism’ category

Hong Kong has won 6 awards in Ctrip Best Tourist Destination of the Year Award Ceremony 2013:

  • Top 2 of Best Gourmet Destination
  • Top 3 of Best Overseas Tourism City
  • Top 3 of Best Family Fun Destination
  • Top 6 of Best Couple Tourist Destination
  • Top 8 of Best 80’s Favourite Destination
  • Top 10 of Best Students’ Favourite Destination

HKTB has ranked amongst the “Top 10 Most Influential Enterprises on Weibo (Hong Kong)” in the Star of Sina Weibo 2013.

A survey conducted by Korea Travel News, a leading Asian travel industry journal, voted HKTB’s Seoul office as the Best National Tourism Office for the third consecutive year.

2013

Hong Kong was voted as the “Best City for Business Events” in the CEI Industry Awards 2014, organised by CEI Asia Magazine

HKTB is recognised as the “Best Convention Bureau” in the CEI Industry Survey 2014, organised by CEI Asia magazine

HKTB was the winner at the Amadeus & WTM Travel Experience Awards for the category Two Hours to Spare on a Business Trip.

HKTB has won two awards in the HSMAI (Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International) Adrian Awards:

  • World Class Experiential Marketing / Hong Kong Live at The Grove campaign: Silver Award
  • Purchase Process Intercept campaign: Bronze Award

Hong Kong was voted ‘Favourite Business City in the World’ for the third consecutive year in the 2013 Business Traveller China Awards, organised by Business Traveller China magazine.

HKTB employee Arthur Ho was the winner of the Best Smiling Customer Service Trophy Award, as presented by the Hong Kong International Airport, for his courteous and friendly service in the airport’s Visitor Centre.

HKTB scooped a number of awards with our mobile applications:

  • Discover Hong Kong.Travel Pack
    • Mob-Ex Awards 2013: Gold Award for Best Campaign of Tablet and Silver Award for Best App – Community/Government
    • Galaxy Awards 2013: Bronze Award in the Emerging Media/iPad App category for Discover Hong Kong
  • Discover Hong Kong.Island Walks
    • Mob-Ex Awards 2013: Gold Award: Best App – Community/Government
  • Discover Hong Kong.AR Walks Mobile App Series (City, Heritage, Island)
    • Marketing Excellence Awards 2013: Silver Award for Excellence in Mobile Marketing

HKTB’s website, DiscoverHongKong.com, has won the following awards:

  • Galaxy Awards 2013: Bronze Award in the Websites Re-Launch category
  • 2013 WebAwards: Gold Award in General Website Categories – Tourism
  • 2013 WebAwards: Silver Award in Website Features - Structure and Navigation

HKTB has won 2 titles in the Galaxy Awards 2013:

  • HKTB’s Year of the Snake Calendar 2013: Silver award in the “Promotion: Calendar” category
  • PartnerNet Website: Honors award in the “Websites: Re-Launch” category

HKTB has won three awards in the 2013 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards:

  • World Class Experiential Marketing/Hong Kong Live at The Grove: Gold Award in the Destination Marketing - Advertising/Marketing Campaign category 
  • Travel/Travel 2:  Silver Award in Destination Marketing - Advertising/Marketing Campaign category
  • Purchase Process Intercept Program:  Silver Award in Destination Marketing - Web Marketing/Advertising category

HKTB’s website, DiscoverHongKong.com, has won the following awards:

  • Outstanding Website Award in 2013 WebAwards
  • Best in Class Award in 2013 Interactive Media Awards
  • Gold Award - General Website Categories – Tourism in W3 Awards
  • Silver Award - Website Features - Structure and Navigation in W3 Awards

In the annual readers’ poll organised by Business Traveller Asia Pacific magazine, Hong Kong was voted ‘Best Business City in the World’ and ‘Best Business City in Northeast Asia’ for the fifth and sixth consecutive years respectively.

HKTB’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/DiscoverHongKong won the PATA Gold Awards 2013 (Pacific Asia Travel Association) in the Marketing Media – Social Media category.

Visa go Hong Kong Super Shopper 2012 received an Honourable Mention for Regional PR Campaign of the Year in the PRWeek Awards Asia 2013.

The HKTB’s Visitor Services Department recently won recognition during an award presentation as part of the Hong Kong International Airport Customer Service Excellence Programme 2012/13. The three awardees were:

  • Individual Award - Windy Chiu
  • Team Award - Sarah Ho, Sue Man

The HKTB won a number of Astrid Awards in 2013, including:

  • 2012 Visa go Hong Kong Super Shopper: Silver Award in the “Campaigns” category
  • “Hong Kong Summer Showreels” Campaign: Silver Award in the “Promotion” category
  • Annual Report 2011/12: Silver Award in the “Covers – Annual Reports: Special Treatment” category
  • PartnerNet Website: Silver Award in the “Websites: Redesign/ Relaunch” category
  • Year of the Snake Calendar 2013: Bronze Award in the “Calendar: Tourism” category
  • “Discover Hong Kong‧Island Walks” Mobile Application: Honors Award in the “Special Projects: iPhone Application” category

HKTB’s website, DiscoverHongKong.com received the Silver Award in the Government’s Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme.

HKTB’s mobile application Discover Hong Kong • AR Walks Mobile App Series won the Bronze Award in the Green, Healthy & Creative Living category of the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2013.

The HKTB’s Frankfurt office placed second in the “Best National Tourism Office in Asia” category in the Go Asia Awards 2013 organised by Go Asia, Germany’s leading tourism marketing association.

The HKTB’s Seoul office was voted the Best National Tourism Office for the second consecutive year, following a survey conducted by Korea Travel News, a leading travel Asian industry journal.

Hong Kong was recognised as the ‘Best City for Business Events’ in the CEI Industry Awards 2013 organised by CEI Asia Pacific Magazine.

2012

In the 2012 Business Traveller China Awards organised by Business Traveller China magazine, Hong Kong was voted “Favourite Business City in the World” by Mainland travellers.

The Hong Kong Summer Spectacular’s regional digital campaign, Summer Showreels, won a Gold Award for Excellence in Social Media Marketing at the Marketing Excellence Awards 2012 organised by Marketing Magazine.

The HKTB won a number of awards in the Galaxy Awards 2012:

  • Great Outdoors Series – Local Favourites: Your Guide to Hong Kong's Outlying Islands and The Inside Guides to Hikes and Walks in Hong Kong: Gold Award in the "Brochures – Special Purpose" category
  • 2011 Hong Kong Halloween Treats Minisite: Gold Award in the "Emerging Media – Interactive Brand Campaign" category
  • Year of the Dragon Calendar 2012: Gold Award in the "Promotion – Calendar" category
  • The Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK)'s "Lantau Island: An Inspirational MICE Destination" Campaign: Gold Award in the "Promotion – Tourist/Travel Destination Campaign" category; and also Grand Award in the “Best of Promotion” Category
  • Hong Kong Summer Showreels Campaign: Bronze Award in the "Emerging Media – Interactive Brand Campaign" category
  • 2011 Hong Kong Wine & Dine Month – Outdoor Display: Bronze Award in the "Promotion – Special Project" category
  • Asia's World City Destination Image Print Ad Campaign: Honors Award in the "Advertising – Print Campaign" category
  • Annual Report 2010/11: Honors Award in the "Design – Annual Reports – Non-Traditional – Asia/Pacific" category
  • "Hong Kong Asia's World City" – Consumer Videos: Honors Award in the "Videos & DVDs – Brand Experience" category

The HKTB has successfully clinched two marketing awards in the prestigious 2012 Travel Weekly Magazine Magellan Awards:

  • “Quest for Harmony” Integrated Marketing Campaign: Gold Magellan Award in “Destination Marketing Campaign” category
  • Travelocity Hong Kong Hotel Tactical Campaign: Silver Magellan Award in “Destination Web Marketing” category

In the annual readers’ poll organised by Business Traveller Asia Pacific magazine, Hong Kong has been voted the “Best Business City in the World” and “Best Business City in Northeast Asia” for four and five consecutive years respectively.

MEHK was a winner of M&C Gold Service Award by Meetings & Conventions magazine.

Hong Kong was voted the “Best FIT Destination of the Year” in the China Travel & Meeting Industry Awards 2012 organised by travel magazine Travel Weekly.

The HKTB’s Visitor Services Department received recognition at the award presentation ceremony of the Hong Kong International Airport Customer Service Excellence Programme 2011/12. The four awardees include:

  • Individual Award - Wandy Yik, Arthur Ho
  • Team Award - Windy Chiu, Lily Yip

The HKTB has received the following awards in the 2012 ASTRID Awards:

  • Hong Kong.Asia’s World City
    • Destination Image Print Ad Campaign: Gold award in “Advertisements: Print” category
    • Brand Video: Silver award in “Video/DVD: Brand Experience” category
  • McDull Family Promotion Pop-Up Book: Grand award for “Best of Self Promotion” and Gold award in “Brochures: Special Purpose” category
  • 2011 Hong Kong Halloween Treats Minisite: Bronze award in “Websites: Campaign Site” category
  • Annual Report 2010/11: Bronze award in “Annual Reports - Not-for-Profit Organizations” category
  • Booth Design for JATA Travel Showcase 2011 : Bronze award in “Special Projects: Exhibit Booth” category
  • Discover Hong Kong "City Walks" Mobile Application: Bronze award in “Special Projects: iPhone Application” category
  • The HKTB received several Gold Awards at the 2012 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards. The award-winning marketing materials include:
    • “2011 Hong Kong Summer Spectacular” mini-site
    • “Great Outdoors Hong Kong!” guidebooks
    • “Hong Kong.Asia’s World City” brand video and print ad campaign
  • The HKTB has won the following awards in the Mercury Excellence Awards 2012:
    • 2011 Hong Kong Halloween Treats
      • China Viral Promo: Gold award in the “Websites/ Emerging Media: Social Network” category
      • Minisite: Silver award in the “Websites/ Emerging Media: Mircosite” category
    • McDull Family Promotion
      • Pop-up Book: Gold award in the “Custom Publications: Travel/ Tourism” category
      • Integrated Marketing Campaign: Silver award in the “Campaigns - Non Profit/Public Affairs: Government Agency” category
    • Year of the Rabbit Calendar: Gold award in the “Promotion/Marketing: Calendar” category
    • Asia's World City Brand Video: Bronze award in the “Advertising: Television Ads” category
  • In the 2012 Industry Awards organised by CEI Asia Pacific magazine, Hong Kong was named the “Best City for MICE Events”, while the HKTB’s Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) took second place for the “Best Convention Bureau” award.
  • In a survey conducted by Korea Travel Times, a leading travel trade journal in the market, Hong Kong Tourism Board in Seoul was voted first by travel industry partners in the 'Best National Tourism Office Award'.

2011

Hong Kong was voted by UK and Irish travel agents as the 'Long haul destination of the year for city breaks' in the 'Travel Agents Choice Awards' organised by travel trade magazine Selling Long Haul.

In the 2011 Business Traveller China Awards organised by Business Traveller China magazine, Hong Kong was voted “Favourite Business City in the World” by Mainland travellers.

HKTB won several awards in the 2011 Galaxy Awards, including:

  • The Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK)'s 'The Black Book - A MICE Guide for Hong Kong', Gold Award in the 'Brochures: Non-Profit Organisation' category
  • The McDull Family Promotion Pop-up Book, Gold Award in the 'Brochures: Special Purpose' Category
  • Booth Design for International Travel Expo 2011, Hong Kong, Gold Award in the 'Design: Trade Show Booth Display' Category
  • Discover Hong Kong - AR Mobile Application, Silver Award in the 'Emerging Media: Interactive Brand Campaign' Category
  • Year of Rabbit Calendar 2011, Bronze Award in the 'Promotion: Calendar' Category
  • Discover Hong Kong - City walks Mobile Application, Honors Award in the 'Promotion: Tourist/Travel Destination Campaign' Category
  • MEHK's Success Stories Video, Honors Award in the 'Videos and DVDs: Marketing' Category

In the annual readers’ poll organised by Business Traveller Asia Pacific magazine, Hong Kong has been voted the “Best Business City in the World” and “Best Business City in Northeast Asia” for three and four consecutive years respectively.

The HKTB's Visitor Services Department has won the following Customer Relationship Excellence (CRE) Awards, which are organised by the Asia Pacific Customer Service Consortium:

  • Bakky Cheng, assistant manager of Visitor Services received the Customer Service Team Leader of the Year 2010 (Government/Subvented Organization–Contact Center) award
  • Emily Wong, officer of Visitor Services was selected as the Customer Service Professional of the Year 2010 (Government/Subvented Organization–Service Center)

Produced by Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK), The Black Book: A MICE Guide for Hong Kong and 'MEHK Success Stories Video' received the Gold and Silver Awards respectively in the Travel and Tourism category of the 2011 QUESTAR Awards.

The HKTB received a number of awards in the 21st Astrid Awards:

  • 'Festive Hong Kong 2010' video, Grand Award in the Video category
  • Hong Kong Halloween Treats website & Scream Inception campaign, Grand Award in the Websites category
  • “Festive Hong Kong 2010” website, Bronze Award in the “Websites: Campaign Site” category
  • “Festive Hong Kong 2010” iPhone Game Series, Bronze Award in the “Special Projects: iPhone Application” category
  • McDull's Family Fun Guide to Hong Kong, Honours Award in the “Brochures: Travel / Tourism” category
  • McDull's Family Integrated Marketing Campaign, Honours Award in the “Campaigns: Targeted Marketing” category
  • Booth Design for PATA Travel Mart 2010, Honours Award in the “Special Projects: Exhibit Booth” category

Hong Kong was voted as one of the Top 10 Worldwide Destinations and Best in Asia in TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Destinations Awards.

In the award presentation ceremony of the Hong Kong International Airport Customer Service Excellence Programme, Ray Cheung, Arthur Ho and Miki Tung, HKTB's Visitor Services officers at the airport, received recognition for their quality services.

Forbes has selected the Chinese New Year in Hong Kong as one of '10 Best Events of the Year'. The magazine says that the International Chinese New Year Parade, A Symphony of Lights, flower markets and fireworks make the Chinese New Year celebrations in Hong Kong the most impressive in the world.

The microblog designed by the Hong Kong Tourism Board for the Mainland market was selected as one of the best travel-related microblogs in the 2010 Golden Track Sina Travel Awards.

2010 or before

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.Reframing Hong Kong: Silver Award in the Digital & Social Campaign – Best Digital Campaign category
  • 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

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

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

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

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 GuardianObserver 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

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.

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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