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Visa wins “Best Credit Card” for Hong Kong travellers in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Favourites

In 2017 Hong Kong travellers spent an average of US$2,495 per trip and intend to spend US$3,007 per trip in the coming two years – a 21 percent increase.

HONG KONG – Visa announced it has been recognised as the winner in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Favourites in the
“Best Credit Card” category. The annual list highlights the top products and services that help travellers have a perfect
trip. In Hong Kong, local travellers voted for popular brands across 13 categories including online travel agents,
pharmacies, supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, and credit cards.

Caroline Ada, Visa Country Manager, Hong Kong and Macau: “We are excited to win the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Favourites
award for Best Credit Card. For millions of travellers worldwide using Visa cards abroad means a safe, secure, seamless
and convenient experience, without the worry of carrying cash. As more people travel internationally in 2018, we look
forward to helping them make the most of their trips.” 

Aaron Hung, Senior Director, APAC Partnerships, TripAdvisor, said: “TripAdvisor has identified the Travellers’ Travel
Favourites in Hong Kong as recommended by our insightful global community. These award-winning products and services,
voted on by our community, are the ‘must have items’ to consider for overseas travellers in Hong Kong that really help in
enhancing the authentic Hong Kong experience.”

According to Visa’s Global Travel Intentions (GTI) Study(1), people in Hong Kong are planning to take more leisure trips
in the future, from an average of 3.2 trips in the past two years to 3.5 trips in the next two years. In 2017 Hong Kong
travellers spent an average of US$2,495 per trip and intend to spend US$3,007 per trip in the coming two years – a 21
percent increase.

(1) The Global Travel Intentions Study analyzes travel behavior and tourism spending patterns of global travelers. A comprehensive study monitoring and analyzing international travel trends and consumer travel behavior, the Study is part of Visa’s continued commitment to helping industry players in their pursuit of growth in the global travel and tourism industry. Visa’s GTI Study was conducted in conjunction with research and business intelligence firm ORC International and collected data over the course of 15,500 interviews in 27 markets. Visa has been conducting this biannual study since 2008. Where possible, trends are shown.

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Angelos is the news editor for TravelDailyNews Media Network (traveldailynews.gr, traveldailynews.com and traveldailynews.asia). His role includes to monitor the hundrends of news sources of TravelDailyNews Media Network and skim the most important according to our strategy. He currently studies Communication, Media & Culture in Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens.

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