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Cathay Pacific supports Government's tourism intiatives

24 Aug 2001

Cathay Pacific Airways today announced its full support for the Hong Kong Government's range of initiatives for boosting tourism to Hong Kong. The initiatives were announced this afternoon by Chief Executive Tung Chee-Hwa at the opening ceremony of the Tourism Exhibition. They include developing tourism facilities on Lantau Island, Sai Kung, West Kowloon, Central, and Ocean Park.

Cathay Pacific's Director and Chief Operating Officer Philip Chen said: "As a Hong Kong airline we strongly support every initiative for helping to enhance Hong Kong's tourism industry. Exciting and attractive new initiatives such as those outlined by the Government today will go a long way to strengthen Hong Kong's place as one of the world's leading tourist destinations. Additional tourist attractions will also help further develop Hong Kong as Asia's leading aviation hub."

Mr Chen added: "Tourism is one of the key drivers of our economy, and boosting it will definitely create more jobs for the local community and contribute towards long-term economic growth."