Lantau Development Alliance

LaDA welcomes the gradual and orderly full clearance with the mainland
Alliance members are ready to receive incoming travelers

(January 6, 2023) The Lantau Development Alliance (LaDA) welcomes the Special Administrative Region (SAR) government’s implementation of a phased and orderly full clearance with the mainland from this Sunday (January 8). Alliance members, including tourist attractions, exhibition halls, hotels, and shopping malls, are ready to welcome visitors. With the dual gateway of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the Hong Kong International Airport, which allows quarantine-free clearance without quotas, Lantau Island is ready to tell the story of Hong Kong through its stunning landscapes and fun journey, injecting vigor into the recovery of the tourism industry.

Lantau Island has convenient transportation and boasts two strategic transportation infrastructures: Hong Kong International Airport and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. Combined with a mature tourism ecosystem, it can become the first choice for Mainland tourists in the Greater Bay Area after the clearance. The area hosts flagship leisure and business tourism points such as AsiaWorld-Expo, Ngong Ping 360, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and Discovery Bay. It also has existing or soon-to-be-completed large-scale shopping malls like Citygate Outlets and 11 SKIES. With over 6,000 hotel rooms in total including Tai O Heritage Hotel, SkyCity Marriott Hotel, Regal Airport Hotel, Noah’s Ark Resort, and Silvermine Beach Resort, and cross-border transportation services such as CTS Bus, TurboJET, Eternal East Bus, and Pearl River Passenger Transport, as well as the high-quality experiences from Plaza Premium Lounge and Jebsen Group, Lantau Island can provide visitors with a unique Hong Kong travel experience.

As an important tourism brand card of Hong Kong, Lantau Island has always been a hotspot for domestic and foreign tourists. As early as November last year, following the SAR government’s relaxation of entry measures, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Ngong Ping 360 have attracted overseas tour groups, leaving a deep impression on the first batch of quarantine-free inbound tourists to Hong Kong and Lantau Island. With the internationally renowned DJ and music producer Alan Walker holding a concert at AsiaWorld-Expo on January 6, the Hong Kong Tourism Board also took the lead in arranging for him and his team to visit Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Ngong Ping 360, to personally feel the rich and diverse tourism charm of the area. Alliance members will continue to actively promote and vigorously publicize the latest experiences and products, conveying the important message that Hong Kong’s tourism gateway has fully reopened.

The Chairman of the Lantau Development Alliance, Tao Xiaobin, stated: “Lantau Island has a wealth of tourism resources, as well as large-scale event venues, transportation, and accommodation facilities. It can synergize and is an extremely attractive leisure, holiday, and business tourism area in Hong Kong. The Alliance warmly welcomes the gradual and orderly full clearance between Hong Kong and the mainland. All members are ready to help Hong Kong strengthen its important position as an international city tourism hub and a multi-stop demonstration core area.”