Hong Kong may announce end of hotel quarantine this week, report says

HONG KONG – Hong Kong could detail plans to end hotel quarantine for inbound travellers in a move designed to trumpet the financial hub’s revival, Oriental Daily reported. The announcement could come as soon as this week with arrivals instead required to undergo self-monitoring for seven days, the newspaper said, citing unidentified people. The implementation […]

Hong Kong ‘actively considering’ no hotel quarantine

HONG KONG – The Hong Kong government is “actively considering” eliminating the mandatory hotel quarantine requirement for inbound travellers, Radio Television Hong Kong reported Saturday, citing the city’s health chief Lo Chung-mau. The government has “a positive attitude” toward shortening hotel quarantine, Dr Lo said on an unidentified radio show, adding that data was being […]

Hong Kong to let travellers with Covid-19 remain at designated quarantine hotels

HONG KONG – Hong Kong will allow incoming travellers who test positive for Covid-19 to remain in their designated quarantine hotels instead of being transferred to isolation hotels or community facilities like the infamous Penny’s Bay. The move, which will begin on Nov 1, comes as Hong Kong prepares for a series of high-profile events including […]

Hong Kong’s leader gets nod for ‘reverse quarantine’ into China

HONG KONG – Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee has secured China’s preliminary support for a “reverse quarantine” programme to boost travel into the mainland, after two years of strict Covid-19 border controls throttled ties. He said at a Thursday news briefing that officials from neighbouring Guangdong province expressed support for travellers to isolate in […]

Hong Kong weighs Covid-19 quarantine exemptions for banking summit

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) – Hong Kong is considering a series of travel and quarantine exemptions for participants in a November investment summit designed to trumpet the financial hub’s revival, according to a local media report. The government is studying exemptions that would allow participants to skip mandatory hotel quarantine as part of its plan to […]

H World Group Limited Schedules Second Quarter and Interim of 2022 Earnings Release on August 29, 2022

SHANGHAI, China, Aug. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via SEAPRWire.com) — H World Group Limited (NASDAQ: HTHT and HKEX: 1179) (“H World”, “we” or “our”) a world-leading hotel group, today announced that it will schedule to release its unaudited financial results for the second quarter and Interim of 2022 on Monday, August 29, 2022 (Hong Kong […]

Hong Kong’s John Lee to discuss cutting Covid-19 hotel quarantine, report says

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) – Hong Kong’s leader John Lee and his team will hold a meeting Wednesday (Aug 3) to discuss reducing mandatory hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals, Sing Tao Daily reported. Health officials may present data on nucleic acid tests collected from arrivals in hotel quarantine in the meeting, according to the report, citing […]

Hong Kong weighs cutting Covid-19 hotel quarantine to five days or less

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) – Hong Kong is considering reducing mandatory hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals to five days or less, down from seven days, according to the city’s health chief. During the two-day home isolation period that follows, visitors will be required to use a so-called yellow health code and refrain from visiting high-risk venues, […]

Hong Kong may allow conditional Covid-19 quarantine-free travel by November: Health chief

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) – Hong Kong’s new health chief said conditional quarantine-free travel could be allowed by November in time for a global bankers’ summit to be held in the city. The city does not need to follow mainland China’s Covid-19 policies because it enjoys some degree of freedom under the “one country, two systems” […]

Thailand may get pricier for foreign tourists with dual hotel rates

BANGKOK (BLOOMBERG) – Foreign tourists may soon find Thailand a more expensive destination than in the past two years with the country now planning to raise hotel rates to pre-pandemic levels to support a faster recovery of the industry. Thailand’s tourism ministry plans to ask hotel operators to implement a dual-tariff structure under which foreign […]