To boost its struggling tourism industry, the Hong Kong government has initiated a plan to give away 500,000 free airline tickets. This is part of a larger 2 billion Hong Kong dollars government support package for the aviation industry announced in 2020. The initiative aims to revive the city’s economy after four years of declining tourism figures.

Although the “Hello Hong Kong” tourism campaign was announced earlier this year, it had actually been under development for over two years. During its official launch on February 2, 2023, the city’s leader, John Lee, introduced the free ticket giveaway.

Hong Kong in the Past 5 Years

Hong Kong was once a major global tourist destination before it was hit by both political protests and the COVID-19 pandemic. Its visitor numbers reached a record high of 65.1 million in 2018. However, it dropped to 55.9 million in 2019 due to mass demonstrations that resulted in violent clashes and a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused further damage to Hong Kong’s tourism industry in 2020 when the city closed its borders to foreign visitors and imposed strict quarantine rules, dropping tourist arrivals to 3.5 million. The number then fell by 97% to less than 100,000 in 2021 as the city implemented measures such as mass quarantine camps. Although visitor figures rebounded to over 600,000 in 2022, they still represent less than one-tenth of the 2018 numbers.

In recent months, Hong Kong has lifted its strict travel restrictions, including mandatory testing and isolation on arrival. It also ended its mask mandate on March 1, which had been in place for over two-and-a-half years, making it one of the longest of any country.

Hong Kong now hopes to revive its tourism industry, which was severely impacted by the pandemic. To achieve this, the government is giving away 500,000 airline tickets as part of its plan.

In light of this news, Real Research has decided to conduct a survey to gather public opinion on Hong Kong’s free airline ticket initiative on the Real Research app from March 10, 2023. The survey aims to understand how effective this initiative will be in reviving Hong Kong’s tourism industry and whether people are willing to visit Hong Kong during these times. Hurry and answer the survey now! After that, you will receive 60 TNCs as a reward.

Survey Details

Survey Title:
Public Opinion on Hong Kong’s Free Airline Ticket

Target Number of Participants:
10,000 Users


Nationality: All
Age: 21-99
Gender: All
Resident Country: All
Marital Status: All
Language: All
KYC Level: All

Note: This survey is closed. You can view the results here – Free Airline Tickets: Most Effective ‘Hello Hong Kong’ Campaign Approach for 63%.