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2018 Travel Trends and How to Experience Them in Hong Kong

February 1, 2018 Destination North Asia No Comments Email Email

Here are six top travel trends for 2018 and how you can start ticking them off Hong Kong-style: Here are six top travel trends for 2018 and how you can start ticking them off Hong Kong-style: 

  1. Embrace the bucket list Don’t wait until retirement to experience those bucket list activities, 2018 is the year to start ticking off your list instead of just adding to it.  Get amongst it at one of Hong Kong’s international sporting events, whether you are a spectator or participant, live in the moment and be a part of the action. Try:
    • Be one of the 40,000 fans at the legendary Rugby Sevens
    • See the new age of motorsports at the FIA Formula E Championship
    • Push your limits at the Hong Kong Marathon
    • Take a dip in Victoria Harbour and compete in the Harbour Race
    • Pedal with the pros in the Cyclothon
  2. Fulfill a longing for the pastTake a step back in time, either to childhood memories or further back into the depths of the history books. Try:
    • Sail into the sunset on an authentic Chinese Junk boat
    • Take in the rich British or Chinese heritage through a self-guided architecture tour
    • Follow  Hong Kong through the ages with a visit to Old Town Central
    • Take a step back in time at the Mt. Davis Artillery Depot
    • Ride one of the oldest and steepest funicular railway in the world, The Peak Tram
    • Jump on a Ding Ding (circa 1904) and take a trip across Hong Kong Island
    • Meet your childhood favorites at Hong Kong Disneyland
  3. Catch up with the latest social trendsCreate Insta-worthy travel pics your friends will be jealous of. Try:
    • Snap the hundred year old Forbes Street Wall Trees at Sai Wan
    • With a population of 7.389 million people, capture the scale of this bustling city
    • Shoot the geometric structure of Nam Shan Estate from a new angle
    • Take a selfie on the colourful Floral Stairs in Mongkok
    • Share a meal of penguin shaped fish balls or rabbit face dumplings
  4. Join in with the localsExperience what it is really like to be a Hong Kong local. Try:
    • Pay your respects to the gods at one of the temples
    • Stop and smell the roses at the flower market
    • Cheer on the dragon boats competing in the Dragon Boat Carnival
    • Feast on dim sum at a traditional Cantonese Tea House
    • Learn to cook a traditional Cantonese dish
    • Chat with a Hong Kong Pal to get some insider tips
  5. Stay active abroad Keep your fitness routine in-check whilst you travel and also learn some new skills. Try:
    • A morning Tai Chi class with the backdrop of Victoria Harbour or one of the many parks
    • Learn Kung Fu from a master of martial arts
    • Trek one of the many hiking tracks
    • Wander the streets and alleyways of Hong Kong
    • Explore one of the 262 outlying islands
  6. Travel with solo or with an entourage Whether you travel with friends, family or prefer to fly solo, in Hong Kong you will never feel alone and always have something unique to discover. Try:
    • People watching at the Mid-Levels bars and restaurants
    • Have a flutter at the Happy Valley Racecourse’s ‘Happy Wednesday’
    • Watch the A Symphony of Lights show from a harbour cruise
    • Feast on fresh seafood at a local restaurant in Tai O fishing village
    • Take the family to see the underwater magic at Ocean Park
    • Barter with the locals at  one of the many  markets
    • Sample local delicacies at one of HK’s quirky food  trucks, checkout the HK Food Truck app for locations

    With its melting pot of Eastern and Western characteristics, enduring culture and a dynamic culinary scene, Hong Kong has so much to offer visitors in 2018. For more travel information of Hong Kong, visit www.discoverhongkong.com/au or www.discoverhongkong.com/nz.

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