Date
25 March 2017
Spain topped the ranking, followed by France, with Hong Kong in 13th position. Photos: HKEJ, Reuters
Spain topped the ranking, followed by France, with Hong Kong in 13th position. Photos: HKEJ, Reuters

Hong Kong 13th globally in tourism competitiveness

Hong Kong has risen two spots to 13th in a ranking of 141 places on tourism competitiveness by the World Economic Forum. 

The city came in fourth in the Asia-Pacific region, after Australia, Japan and Singapore, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Friday.

Spain topped the overall ranking, up three spots from the last survey, which was done in 2013. 

Mainland China was 17th, a jump of 28 spots. 

Hong Kong topped the list in terms of infrastructure. 

But it came in 127th on price competitiveness and scored zero for possession of world cultural heritage and for oral and intangible heritage.

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So Kam-leung said the government will boost the promotion of the city’s geological heritage, including Hong Kong Global Geopark, and cultural heritage, such as the Yue Lan Festival (Festival of the Hungry Ghosts).

Translation by Vey Wong

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