Hong Kong

Planning a Trip to Hong Kong

hong kongGetting There:
The main entry point is Hong Kong International Airport. The airport was voted best in the world by Skytrax from 2001 to 2005, and again in 2007.

Entry Requirements:
A visa is not required of U.S. citizens for tourist stays up to 90 days.

Electric Current:
220 volts.

Language:
Cantonese is Hong Kong’s main language. Given Hong Kong’s British heritage, English is widely spoken.

Currency:
Currency is the Hong Kong dollar. The exchange rate at press time was $1 U.S. dollar to $7.78 Hong Kong dollars.

Tour Operators Selling Hong Kong include:
China Travel Service (U.S.A.) (www.chinatravelservice.com, [email protected], 800-899-8618), Gate 1 Travel (www.gate1travel.com, [email protected], 800-682-3333), Orient Flexi Pax Tours (www.orientflexipax.com, [email protected], 800-545-5540), Pleasant Holidays (www.pleasantagent.com, [email protected], 800-448-3333), Ritz Tours (www.ritztours.com, [email protected], 800-900-2446), Tauck World Discovery (www.tauck.com, [email protected], 800-468-2825), and Viking River Cruises (www.vikingrivercruises.com, 888-505-7984).
SITA World Tours offers both Hong Kong and Macao programs (www.sitatours.com, [email protected], 800-421-56430).

Resources:
Hong Kong Tourism Board: www.discoverhongkong.com/usa
Macau Government Tourist Office: www.macautourism.gov.mo

—Mark Rogers

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