Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Disney Aims to Increase Lantau Island Tourism in Hong Kong

South China Morning Post reports on Disney’s plans to turn Hong Kong’s Lantau Island into a resort destination:

“Hong Kong Disneyland, which has reported record attendance figures, said yesterday it was planning to double visitor numbers within a decade by turning Lantau into a major tourist destination.

“Developing tourism to Lantau, the biggest island in Hong Kong, was a key component of Disneyland’s strategy to attract 11 million visitors a year by 2022, almost double the record 5.9 million it attracted in 2011, said Andrew Kam Min-ho, managing director of theme park, which last year narrowed its net loss from HK$718 million to HK$237 million.

“Kam said Disneyland would hand the city’s new government, which takes office in July, a development plan drafted in consultation with an alliance including major Lantau stakeholders among them the island’s district council, exhibition companies, hotels and ferry operators. The government owns 57 per cent of the park.” 


Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleimanhttp://wwww.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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