Speeches and Presentations

Government announces appointments to Hong Kong Tourism Board

     The Government today (July 18) announced the appointments of Mr Victor Chan Kok-wai and Mr James Tong Wai-pong to the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB).

     Mr Chan is appointed for a term of two years from July 19, 2014, to July 18, 2016. Mr Tong is appointed for a term of two years from August 16, 2014, to August 15, 2016.

     "We welcome Mr Chan and Mr Tong to join the Board. With their expertise and experience in different areas, we are confident that they will help the HKTB in enhancing Hong Kong's position as a premier tourist destination," a spokesman for the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau said.

     "We would also like to thank Mr William Mackay and Ms Chitty Cheung Fung-ting, the outgoing members, for their past contributions to the work of the Board," the spokesman added.

     Appointments to the HKTB are made by the Financial Secretary under Section 9 of the Hong Kong Tourism Board Ordinance, under authority delegated by the Chief Executive.

Ends/Friday, July 18, 2014
Issued at HKT 14:30