Travel Assistance

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Value for Money Hotels -
Special Rates from Official Accommodation Partners

Hotel Location Nett Rate/Room For Reservation Travelling Time To Fairground
The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel Causeway Bay $1,540 Tel: (852) 2839-3366
Fax: (852) 2881-1752
Email: reservations@parklane.com.hk
By MTR: 10 mins
By Taxi: 5 mins
On Foot: 15 mins
Harbour Grand Kowloon Hunghom $1,450 Tel: (852) 2996-8029
Fax: (852) 2621-3328
Email: shinoc@harbourgrand.com
By MTR: 35 Minutes
By Taxi: 20 Minutes
The Charterhouse Causeway Bay # Causeway Bay $730 Tel: (852) 2892 3336
Fax: (852) 2572 4188
Email: hue@charterhouse.com
By Taxi: 5 minutes
On Foot: 15-20 minutes
Best Western Plus Hotel Kowloon Tsim Sha Tsui $680 Tel: (852) 2721-1231
Fax: (852) 2721-8022
Email: smcorp@bestwesternplushotelkln.com
By MTR: 30 minutes
By Taxi: 15 minutes
Best Western Hotel Causeway Bay # Causeway Bay $630 Tel: (852) 2496 6684
Fax: (852) 2836 6162
Email:aa@bestwesternhotelhongkong.com
By MTR: 20 Minutes
By Taxi: 15 Minutes
On Foot: 20 Minutes
The Imperial Hotel Tsim Sha Tsui $550 Tel: (852) 2366 3083
Fax: (852) 2739 1198
Email: corporate@imperialhotel.com.hk
By MTR: 25 mins
By Taxi: 15 mins
Garden View Hong Kong Mid-levels $750 Tel: (852) 3476 1583
Fax: (852) 2845 6263
Email: gardenview@yhk.com.hk
By MTR: 25mins
By Taxi: 10mins
On Foot: 45mins
Best Western Plus Hotel Hong Kong # Sheung Wan $680 Tel: (852)3410 3328
Fax: (852)2548 5014
Email: res@bestwesternplushotel.com
By MTR: 25 – 30 mins
By Taxi:15 – 20 mins
Grand City Hotel, Hong Kong # Sheung Wan $680 Tel: (852) 2192 1292
Fax: (852) 2517 0127
Email: ssm@grandcityhotelhongkong.com
By MTR: 25 minutes
By Taxi: 15 minutes
Best Western Grand Hotel Tsim Sha Tsui $650 Tel: (852) 3122 6189
Fax: (852) 2730 9936
Email: ssmcorp@bestwesterngrandhotel.com
By MTR:30 mins
By Taxi:15 mins

Remarks:
# Free shuttle bus service available to the fairground, please contact the Hotel for more details
* Guest house with no amenities and minimum facilities

Disclaimer:
1. As the allotment of hotel rooms is limited, please make your reservation as early as possible.
2. Room price offered may not be the lowest due to fluctuation in demand.
3. HKTDC reserves the right to amend the hotel rates without prior notice
4. Free buyer registration for the fair is available at the above hotels
5. Please mention "CENTRESTAGE" in order to enjoy the special room rate
6. Rooms are available on a first-come-first-served basis
7. Total travelling time includes walking time from hotel to MTR Station
8. All matters of disputes arising from the Value for Money Hotels Programme are subject to the final decision of HKTDC in its sole discretion.

*Information is subject to change without prior notice.

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Visa / Permit for
Entering Hong Kong

1. Check out the VisitVisa/Entry Permit Requirements

The Immigration Department's Visit Visa / Entry Permit Requirements for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region gives a list of countries/ territories which always require a VISA. Please check if you need a VISA to enter Hong Kong.

NEED VISA?

Please read through all the details and conditions stated in the captioned website.

 

2. Guidebook for Entry forVisit/Transit in Hong Kong

This guidebook sets out the entry arrangement for persons who require a visa/entry permit to visit/transit the HKSAR. You can find application procedures, travel documentation requirements, etc, in this guidebook. To speed up your application, you can download the application form in advance. Please note that this entry arrangement does not apply to Chinese residents of the Mainland and Taiwan (other than People's Republic of China passport holders and Chinese residents of Taiwan living overseas).

VIEW GUIDE BOOK

3. How can the HKTDC help

To assist your visa application, the fair organiser(s) can issue you an official invitation letter. Please send us a request at least two months before the Fair begins.

After receiving and verifying the requested documents, we will send you the invitation letter one week later.

It will normally take four to six weeks for the Immigration Department to process a visit/transit visa/entry permit application upon receipt of all the required documents. Please note the issuance of a visa is at the discretion of the Hong Kong Immigration Department

SUBMIT GUIDE BOOK

 

 

Alert to Indian Nationals
Travelling to Hong Kong

Important Notice for Indian Nationals Travelling to Hong Kong

The Immigration Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has announced that the Pre-arrival Registration for Indian Nationals is implemented on 23 January 2017. The online service for “Pre-arrival Registration for Indian Nationals” is now opened. Please click here for more information.

 

Welcoming
Muslim Visitors

HKTDC would like to extend a warm welcome to all Muslim visitors. In order to ensure that our Muslim exhibitors and buyers feel comfortable at HKTDC trade fairs and are able to fulfill their religious duties, we provide information regarding food and worship, both at our facilities and in the city at large.

Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city that plays hosts to visitors from all around the world. In fact, the city has been home to a vibrant Muslim community for more than a century, so therefore, Muslim visitors will have no difficulty following their daily religious duties. A range of restaurants throughout the city serve Halal food, with Halal Restaurant Certificate issued by the Incorporated Trustees of the Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong. Cuisines include Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern, Western and Chinese.

Major Mosques / Islamic Centres in Hong Kong

There are three major mosques in Hong Kong, all of which are happy to play host to overseas Muslim visitors.

Mosques Address Tel.
Jamiah Masjid/Shelley Street Mosque 30 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong (852) 2523 7743
Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre 105 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (852) 2724 0095
Masjid Ammar & Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre 40 Oi Kwan Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong (852) 2575 2218

Source: http://www.islam.org.hk/eng/E-HKmosque.asp

General Information
of Hong Kong

Introduction

Strategically located at the doorstep of China and the centre of Asia-Pacific, Hong Kong has, in the last 150 years, developed into one of the world's leading manufacturing, trading and service centres. Its open economy is built on free trade and free enterprise. Geographically, the territory is divided into four distinct areas: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories and the outlying Islands. Hong Kong is subtropical with a relatively high humidity. Temperature ranges from 10 oC in the winter to 30 oC in the summer.

Languages

English and Chinese are the official languages. Street signs, menus, tourist and government publications are usually bilingual.

Money and Banking

Most banks are open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. There is no foreign exchange control in the territory and the Hong Kong dollar is freely convertible. In Hong Kong, any currency, including mainland China's renminbi (RMB), may be bought and sold in the open market. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at any bank or exchange shop or at the cashier counters of hotels. Daily exchange rates are available through any bank, but the Hong Kong dollar is pegged at HK$7.8 to US$1. The government issues coins in denominations of 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2, $5 and $10. There are also three different kinds of notes in denominations of $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1,000.

Transportation

Hong Kong's efficient and low-cost public transport system includes three railways, buses, trams, taxis and ferries. There are three road-only tunnels crossing the harbour.

To and From the Airport

From July 6, 1998, travellers to Hong Kong will be served by one of the world's largest and most modern airports situated at the Chek Lap Kok on the outlying island of Lantau. The easiest connection from the airport to Central and Kowloon is the Airport Express Railway, which takes just 19 minutes to get to Kowloon, and an extra 4 minutes to Hong Kong. Adult single journey fare is HK$100. In addition, express bus service called "Airbus" operates on frequent schedules to popular spots in the city, with stops near most major hotels. An overnight bus service will cover the airport's 24-hour operation. Taxis are also an option and fares from Chek Lap Kok range from HK$200-HK$400.

Railways

The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) [Tel: (852) 2881-8888] is an underground/elevated railway network comprising six lines and 49 stations. Depending on which line you take, the system generally runs from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Cars and stations are air-conditioned. The MTR links up with the Kowloon-Canton Railway (KCR) [Tel: (852) 2602-7799] which runs from Tsimshatsui East in Kowloon to Lo Wu at the border to the Special Economic Zone of Shenzhen on the Mainland. The third railway is the Light Rail Transit [Tel: (852) 2468-7788], which runs between Tuen Mun and Yuen Long in the New Territories.

Trams

Trams ply the northern shore of Hong Kong Island at a fixed fare from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. There is also the century-old Peak Tram, a funicular railway which runs up to the Peak from 7:00 a.m. to midnight at about 15-minute intervals. Tel: (852) 2522-0922.

Ferries

The Star Ferry Co [Tel: (852) 2366-2576] operates a shuttle service between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Ferries between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui run every few minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Other Star Ferry boats connect Central with Hung Hom (7:00 a.m. to 7:20 p.m.) and Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui (7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.). The Wan Chai Ferry Pier is within a few minutes walk of the HKTDC offices and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Taxis

Taxi fares are charged by metered tariff. When crossing the harbour by either cross-harbour tunnel, the two-way tunnel toll is added to the fare. With the other tunnels, only the one-way toll is added. There is an extra charge per piece of luggage (both of these extra charges are signposted in the taxi). Flagfall and charges are displayed. Tipping is usually confined to small change. There are two taxi jurisdictions in Hong Kong -- urban and New Territories. Radio taxis: Tel: (852) 2574-7311 / (852) 2527-6324 (Hong Kong Island), (852) 2760-0411 / (852) 2670-0477 (Kowloon), (852) 2457-2266 / (852) 2697-4333 (New Territories).

Visa

According to Hong Kong Immigration Department, nationals of most foreign countries can visit Hong Kong visa-free. Applicants may submit their visa applications directly to Hong Kong Immigration Department, or through Chinese diplomatic or consular missions in their place of domicile.
Enquiries can be directed to:
Hong Kong Immigration Department
Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Tel : (852) 2824-6111 Fax : (852) 2824-1133 / 2877-7711

Visas for Mainl and China Travel

All travellers to the Chinese Mainland, except Hong Kong Chinese residents, require visas. The mainland issues single-entry, double-entry and multiple-entry (six months, unlimited entry) visas, the latter designed for frequent travellers who have long-term business establishments (e.g. joint ventures) in the mainland. The Visa Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC at 42 Kennedy Road, Central, Hong Kong. [Tel: (852) 2585-1663 / 2585-1680]. Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the China Travel Service at various locations, Central office, [Tel: (852) 2522-0450], Tsim Sha Tsui office, [Tel: (852) 2736-1863]. Many travel agencies specialising in China travel can also obtain visas. The China Travel Service normally takes 48 hours to issue a visa, but can do so in one day for a premium. The Visa Office takes 24 hours and also offers a more expensive same-day service.

 

Shuttle
Bus Services

Enjoy our free shuttle bus service from CENTRESTAGE. 
As of 9 August 2018

Drop-off Locations 5 - 7 September 8 September
Hung Hom / Tsim Sha Tsui – 
MTR Hung Hom Station > Middle Road
4:30pm - 7:00pm
(every 30 mins)
3pm - 6:00pm
(every 30 mins)

Note: The above timetable will be subject to change according to the traffic condition. The organiser reserves the final right to change the schedule without prior notice. Shuttle Bus service is for the use of registered exhibitors and visitors to the Fairs only. This service is provided for passengers only and not for transportation of goods. Hand baggage which exceeds (56cm X 36cm X 23cm) will not be allowed to carry onboard. The organiser has sole discretion to deny access to the bus service. Seating is provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. For enquiries, please contact HKTDC customer service hotline at (852) 1830668.

Dedicated Immigration Counters
Offer Fast Track to Fair Participants

Dedicated Immigration Counters Offer Fast Track to Fair Participants
 
Two dedicated immigration counters at the Hong Kong International Airport will offer fast track to participants of CENTRESTAGE:
Opening Hours of the Counters:

Date Time
3-5 September 2018 Daily from 9 am to 10 pm

Fair participants wishing to use the counters need to present valid buyer’s badge, exhibitor’s badge or related document issued by the HKTDC. 

To help overseas participants find the counters, the Hong Kong Tourism Board will set up directional signs and have staff at hand to help show participants where the counters are located. 

For queries, please contact Ms. Kelly Tsang, Exhibitions, HKTDC, Tel: (852) 2240 4306 or Fax: (852) 2169 9475 or email: kelly.tsang@hktdc.org.