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Celebrating 80 Years: Hong Kong in 1982

November 2, 2010 By: Melanie Gretchen

News From Hong KongWithin the South China Sea, Hong Kong remains one of the most richest gems in East Asia. As mysterious as it is accessible, Hong Kong merges its urban sophistication with the exotic quality of a far-away land. When we covered it in 1982, hotel room numbers were swelling and arranging a day in China during your trip was made easy by the region's relations. (Read the full article here.)

Twenty-eight years later, the city's charm has only amplified. This year it hosted the World Expo 2010 and counts among its highlights Summer Spectacular and October's Wine & Dine Festival. Nevertheless, as the financial center attracts business travelers and tourists alike to its pulsing metropolis, our favorite thing is still taking a night tour of the city by sea and seeing the city as it was meant to be seen.

As we celebrate our 80th anniversary, we're taking a look at what was happening in the industry in the past and asking agents to share their thoughts on what has changed in the industry up until the present. So please share your thoughts by posting a comment below, writing us at our Facebook page, sending a tweet to our Twitter page or by engaging in a discussion in real time at AgentNation (the only social community online for all kinds of travel agents, which certainly wasn't around 80 years ago). We want to hear from you.

And while you're here, learn more about how we're celebrating eight decades of covering the travel industry for travel professionals.

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