Measuring 427 square miles and comprising 18 districts, Hong Kong remains one of the most densely populated places in the world. Also ranking as one of the most developed (and expensive) cities globally, it boasts a significant financial center, commercial port and the largest number of skyscrapers of any city in the world. Hong Kong’s impressive financial and institutional power combines with a hybridized culture that seamlessly fuses East and West.
Beneath the skyscrapers, locals and savvy visitors know Hong Kong as a city of street stalls, markets and temples. An appreciation for the honored traditions of the past — like the truly remarkable Man Mo Temple in the Sheung Wan District — represents the city’s lifeblood.
Discover the dual aspects of Hong Kong at 70 Michelin-starred restaurants and authentic dai pai dong cafés. Hong Kong has elevated the rooftop bar to an art form. Check out The Ritz-Carlton’s Ozone, the highest bar in the world; Sevva on the 25th floor of the Prince’s Building in the Central District; and Sugar in the EAST hotel in the Quarry Bay District.
Hong Kong’s art scene garnered international attention in the 1940s when it developed into a filmmaking hub and further blossomed in the 1970s and 80s with Bruce Lee’s fame. Its current arts hub is West Kowloon Cultural District, one of the largest cultural projects in the world. Stretching across 98 acres, the district is steeped in old traditions combining modern art, theater, dance and crafts. This visionary development features the Arts Pavilion, the Xiqu Centre, Freespace, the Art Park and the recently opened masterpiece M+ museum.
Perhaps Hong Kong’s most well-kept secret, its stunning great outdoors encompasses 70 percent of its land volume, featuring some of the finest hiking trails in Asia in addition to the UNESCO Global Geopark.
This month, tribal leaders and state officials joined Visit California at the future Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza to unveil a new statewide initiative. This initiative aims to showcase California’s native communities and cultural tourism experiences to domestic and international travelers. At the announcement, tribal leaders from across the state shared with journalists a sampling of the state’s vast array of offerings.
Global business travel is making its way back, even as the pandemic and other world events continue to challenge its return. In a recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association, more than four in five respondents (86 percent) from across the industry said they feel more optimistic than they did at the beginning of the year. Business travel bookings, the need to travel to do business and employee willingness to travel are all on the rise.
Longing for a destination steeped in romance and enchanting stories? In Southwest Germany, a collection of soaring castles and resplendent gardens offers connections to tales of true love. Take a trip to Sepulchral Chapel on Württemberg Hill in Stuttgart, overlooking the Neckar Valley.
From 24-Hour Butler Service to a Sky Pool: Boutique Luxury Awaits at Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences in Los Cabos
Set on a seaside bluff overlooking Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas, Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences is a Baja paradise specializing in serene vistas and impeccable hospitality, offering a Pacific coast lifestyle with authentic Mexican touches. Guests can now earn a fourth night free at the stunning resort, plus a $100 resort credit, when booking through March 20, for travel through June 15.
ToursbyLocals, the private tour marketplace connecting travelers with certified local guides for customizable tour experiences, conducted a proprietary travel survey to determine travel trends for 2023. The company features more than 44,000 guides in almost 200 countries, allowing a comprehensive study to reveal what’s in store for next year.
Holland America Line was awarded Responsible Fisheries Management certification, officially becoming the first and only cruise line to receive the credential. Holland America Line serves only fresh, certified sustainable and traceable wild Alaska seafood; all six of the line’s ships that sail to Alaska earned the certification following independent audits.
There’s no better time to plan the vacation you’ve been missing. Step aboard with your better half, your friends or the whole family and reconnect, reunite and rejoice with 25 percent off cruise fares for all guests. We’ll also help everyone get there with 25 percent off airfare from 20 major gateways across the country or $100 savings per person on flights from all other gateways when you book your air travel using Flights by Celebrity.*