No.4  April, 2016  
Food Truck Pilot Scheme launched
Starting from end 2016, 16 food trucks are expected to operate at eight designated spots throughout Hong Kong on a rotation basis. Suitable operators will be selected by a panel comprising representatives from the government, food truck operation venues, food critics, members of tourist industry and financial experts. Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So said the Food Truck Pilot Scheme, positioned as a tourism initiative, aimed to add fun and vibrancy to Hong Kong by providing diverse, creative and high quality food options to tourists and locals. Read here for details of the Pilot Scheme.
  Hong Kong cruise tourism experience enhanced
The new Runway Park Pier near the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal has been opened for public use.  It will facilitate water-based activities, enable marine transportation to the cruise terminal area and allow for a wider variety of shore excursion programmes for cruise passengers. The Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, commissioned in 2013, will receive 90 ship calls from 17 brands this year. Just in last month, three fleet of Cunard Line, namely Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth arrived at Hong Kong in two days concurrently, bringing in 17,000 passengers and demonstrating Hong Kong’s appeal as a cruise passenger destination as well as a turnaround port for cruise liners. Read more about the story here.
  Hong Kong Immigration Department wins 2016 Skytrax Award for Best Airport Immigration Services
The Hong Kong Immigration Department was voted the winner of the Skytrax Award for Best Airport Immigration Service for the second consecutive year. The survey was commissioned by Skytrax, a specialist research agent of the air transport industry, and conducted between June 2015 and February 2016, covering a total of 550 airports worldwide. A total of 13.25 million survey questionnaires on the immigration services of various airports were collected from air passengers of 106 nationalities. Read more about the story here.
  Art Basel 2016 attracted huge visitors
This year’s Art Basel show in Hong Kong attracted over 70,000 visitors, among them were directors, curators, trustees and patrons from over 100 leading international museums and institutions. The show, which was staged from 24 to 26 March, offered its visitors 239 galleries with exhibition spaces in 35 countries and territories.
Read more about Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 here.
  40th Hong Kong International Film Festival brought film talents to Hong Kong
The 40th Hong Kong International Film Festival, which was held from 21 March to 4 April, screened over 240 titles from 66 countries and regions. Some of the films were world, international or Asian premieres.  The festival is Hong Kong’s largest cultural event that reaches an audience of over 600,000. Read more about the festival here.
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