The Marianas Visitors Authority joined over 650 other exhibitors on June 14-17, 2018, at the Hong Kong International Travel Expo, Hong Kong’s largest annual travel event.
The expo was held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in conjunction with the 13th Meeting Incentive Convention Expo and attracted over 21,000 attendees, a slight increase over last year’s.
The MVA had an exhibition booth to meet expo participants, answer questions, and distribute information. The office also made a special 30-minute presentation to share the latest travel information, including for free and independent travelers, known in the business as FIT.
“We would like to thank our travel partners who joined us at the expo for their valuable assistance, specifically Shenzhen Professional International Travel Service, Century Tours, and Kensington Hotel Saipan,” said MVA deputy managing director Judy Torres, who attended the expo. “Over 12,000 travel trade and media representatives attended, with a significant number from mainland China and abroad. We were able to work together as a team to assist those individuals interested in learning about, visiting, or doing business with the Marianas. It was a good opportunity to promote Saipan, Tinian, and Rota in Hong Kong and beyond.”
In addition, over 90,000 members of the public attended.
The Marianas was the only U.S. jurisdiction exhibiting at the expo, highlighting its proximity and accessibility to the market. The Marianas receives a collective six flights from Hong Kong via HK Express and Hong Kong Airlines, also providing connections for visitors from mainland China and Taiwan. (MVA)