Hong Kong Now Open to Tourists, Giving Away Over 500,000 Free Flights with "World of Winners" Campaign!

Thursday, March 02, 2023

The last family trip we had before the lockdown was in October 2019 for my mom's birthday. We went to Hong Kong via Cathay Pacific.

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When we were kids, our parents spoiled us with hotel staycations during birthdays, or bought us toys from their out of country travels. When Ate and I were old enough to remember, they took us to our first international trip--which was also in Hong Kong! In a way, flying the fam back to this country where we first traveled abroad together felt like we've reached full circle.

Felt like kids again when we went back to Hong Kong Disneyland

Mom's birthday dinner, after a long day of walking around the city!

This year, my sister and I are planning to go back to Hong Kong for cute cafes hunting and her little shopping trip. Good news, the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) is launching a global air tickets giveaway campaign, "World of Winners", which will offer 500,000 free tickets in Hong Kong’s major passenger markets for travellers to visit the city and experience its unique offerings!

So many free flights will be given away to bring back tourists to Hong Kong

Distributed in phases by Hong Kong’s three home-based airlines: Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong Express, and Hong Kong Airlines, the campaign is kicking off in March 2023 by giving away some 135,000 tickets in Southeast Asia markets, including the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam,  Cambodia and Indonesia. About 30,000 tickets will be given to residents in the Philippines via the three airlines’ promotional activities starting from March 3. After the Southeast Asia markets, the campaign will continue in Northeast Asia,  Mainland China and other markets.

Tickets given away in the “World of Winners” campaign are all round-trip economy-class tickets. Travellers who get the free tickets will also receive from AAHK’s business partners special offers for hotel accommodation, shopping, and entertainment in Hong Kong.  

Hong Kong has fully opened up and we are eager to welcome visitors from different parts of the world. Travellers visiting Hong Kong are no longer required to have received Covid-19 vaccination, or undergo testing or quarantine upon  arrival. And from today wearing a face mask is no longer mandatory in Hong  Kong. At Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), the terminal has been extensively refurbished, with various new services and facilities providing passengers a brand new airport experience,” says Vivian Cheung, Chief  Operating Officer of AAHK.

Executives with Cathay Pacific flight attendants during the World of Winners launch in Fairmont Hotel Makati. L-R: Vivian Cheung Kar-fay, Chief Operating Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong ; Daniel Chan, Deputy Director of HK Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) ;and  Donald Morris, Country Manager of Cathay Pacific Philippines.

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Won round-trip ticket to Hong Kong via Cathay Pacific! 

You too can win free flights to Hong Kong with World of Winners campaign!

AAHK has spared no effort in improving the airport’s facilities to further enhance passenger experience. 

  • Sky Bridge, the world’s longest airside footbridge measuring 200-metre long, offers stunning views of the apron. 
  • The luxury shopping zone at Terminal 1 has been renovated, housing over 40 renowned brands and three new iconic duplex stores. 
  • Smart technologies have been  extensively applied to different aspects of the airport’s service. For example, facial recognition technology is adopted in the entire departure process to provide passengers a seamless and hassle-free departure journey without the need of repeatedly producing documents for checking.

Sky Bridge, the world’s longest airside footbridge measuring 200-metre long

Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1, can't wait to go back here

The free tickets were sponsored by AAHK in 2020 as part of a package of relief measures for Hong Kong’s aviation industry during the pandemic. Through the sponsorship AAHK provided liquidity support to the home-based carriers upfront, with a plan for airlines to use the tickets for promoting traffic recovery when the pandemic subsides.   

HKIA is one of the busiest airports in the world and an international aviation hub, connecting with over 220 destinations worldwide by over 120 airlines. HKIA is also conveniently connected to the Greater Bay Area in Mainland China through land and sea transports.  

Details of “World of Winners” campaign:

Join Cathay Pacific's Free Flights to Hong Kong Contest: 

  • The contest for Philippines residents starts this Friday, March 3, 2023.
  • Sign up for Cathay Pacific's membership as early as today, this will be part of the requirement for the contest registration this Friday. Joiners should be 18 years old and above.
  • On Friday, go to Cathay Pacific's World Of Winners page to register for the contest. You will also have to answer 3 questions (No idea yet what this will be about, but most probably about the campaign or about Hong Kong)
  • Winners will be announced about a week later. Round-trip flights have 9 months validity, and with no block out dates so you can book even during holidays or peak season.

Good luck!


  1. Wow! Will definitely join the contest!

  2. Hi! I cannot find the registration form to participate. :(

    1. I think they closed their registration form already after reaching their 30,000 max entries - Anagon


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