Hong Kong Is Giving Away 500,000 Free Air Tickets: Here’s How To Get One


Mardhiah Haslan •  Feb 06, 2023

Are you planning to visit Hong Kong? You’ll be glad to know that you can win free air tickets! As part of the Hello Hong Kong Tourism Board's campaign, Hong Kong is giving away 500,000 air tickets from March 1 to boost tourism. The tickets will be distributed by three Hong Kong airlines - Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Express, and Hong Kong Airlines!

When Will The Ticket Giveaway Start?

The ticket giveaway will be rolled out in three phases. The first phase starts on March 1 for inbound travellers from Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore. The second phase begins in April for visitors in mainland China and in May for Northeast Asia, such as South Korea and Japan. For Hong Kong citizens, you won’t have to worry as 160,000 air tickets will be given away to you starting in July! 

How Can You Get One?

The tickets will be distributed using various promotional methods, including lucky draws, first-come, first-served arrangements, or "buy one, get one free" offers, as decided by the participating airlines based on their own plans and local regulations.

P.S. Before you head to Hong Kong, make sure to read this 16 essential tips for a budget-friendly trip!

What Else Can You Look Forward To?

For travellers staying in the city for no longer than 90 days, you’ll be entitled to free Hong Kong Goodies! These include a complimentary welcome drink from participating F&B outlets and hotels, an HK$100 cash voucher that can be used for dining, shopping, and attractions, as well as an exclusive gift worth more than HK$100. At least one million goodies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis!

For Muslim travellers worried about halal food, check out this Ultimate Hong Kong Halal Food Guide: 31 Muslim-Friendly Eateries You Can’t Miss!

How Can You Redeem These Goodies?

You can obtain a redemption card at four locations across the city - Hong Kong International Airport Visitor Centre, Kowloon Visitor Centre, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port Visitor Centre, and Hong Kong West Kowloon Station Visitor Centre.

You can redeem an e-coupon after registering an account on the Tourism Board’s website using an overseas number and scanning the QR code on the redemption card which can then be used to redeem the free drink and gift at selected merchants. You can view more here.

So, be prepared to mark these dates on your calendars to be one of the lucky ones to get those free air tickets! Not sure what to do in Hong Kong? Check out this Hong Kong guide for first-timers!