The Hong Kong Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (HKAAPA) celebrated its fourth anniversary with a special event at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel on January 20.

The association was established in 2013 to support and unite amusement parks and attractions throughout Hong Kong and the wider Pearl River Delta region. It aims to help promote the development of local tourism and bring industry players together for mutual success and continued growth.

The anniversary luncheon welcomed Cathy Chu, Hong Kong’s commissioner for tourism, as guest of honour. It was also attended by representatives from AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, Ocean Park and the Hong Kong Jockey Club, among others.

“The year 2016 continued to be a year of challenge for the tourism industry in Hong Kong and Macau, but as key players of the sector we have spared no effort in enhancing our competitiveness and making us a more attractive and hospitable destination for guests from different origins,” said HKAAPA president, Linda Choy.

“We are confident and excited about the future of Hong Kong’s tourism development, especially with the opportunities brought about by upcoming tourism infrastructure such as the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.

“The Association looks forward to a great year of growth hand in hand with its members and increasing cooperation with industry leaders and professionals to meet challenges head on.”