HONG KONG, October 24, 2018 – Following the opening of the GuangzhouShenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge also opened today. Ngong Ping 360 will further enhance its promotions on this new infrastructure, integrating travel experiences in Lantau and the Greater Bay Area, to attract guests from Macau and Guangdong Province.
Today, 1,500 guests from various provinces and cities in China visited Ngong Ping 360 via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, including those from Zhuhai, Jiangmen, Zhongshan, Guangzhou, Shunde, Foshan, Yangjiang, Dongguan and Shenzhen. Dr Stella Kwan, Managing Director, greeted and delivered souvenirs at Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal to the first group tour, which consisted of 50 guests from Zhongshan.
Ngong Ping 360 is working with cross-border bus partners to facilitate the guests from Greater Bay Area, who will arrive at various times across the day. 3 to 4 cross-border bus companies have already included Ngong Ping 360 in their bus routes. New Lantao Bus has set up a service counter in the bus interchange at the bridge to introduce and sell Ngong Ping 360’s products. In addition, Ngong Ping 360 is the frequently run bus route B6’s first stop. Guests will find it very convenient, as it only takes 10 minutes to arrive at Ngong Ping 360 from the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities.
“Guests arriving via the bridge will choose to visit Ngong Ping 360 because they can take in a full view of the bridge from a high angle in the cable car, making their entire journey complete. We hope that Ngong Ping 360 will become the first stop on travellers’ itineraries in Hong Kong. We expect a 10% increase in guests from Macau and Guangdong Province in November and December”, Dr Kwan said.
From today to 31 March 2019, guests who take photos in front of Ngong Ping 360 advertisements of bus route B6 can enjoy a discount of 12% on any cable car ticket, packages or Holiday 360 products by showing the photos to our staff. They can also pay an extra $88 for 6 months of unlimited Ngong Ping cable car rides (Standard Cabin).
Ngong Ping 360 and other attractions in Lantau will continue to collaborate with travel agencies in Zhuhai, Jiangmen and Zhongshan to promote travel products to attract same-day and overnight visitors. We have also collaborated with Citygate Outlets to roll out special offers for guests to travel, shop and experience Lantau.
About Ngong Ping 360
As an important tourist attraction located on Lantau Island in Hong Kong, Ngong Ping 360 offers an exciting opportunity for guests to experience a unique natural and cultural experience. The Ngong Ping Cable Car stretches 5.7 km from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping. Guests can visit the Chinese architecturally designed Ngong Ping Village, where they can enjoy a wide range of dining, shopping and entertainment options and culturally themed attractions, including VR 360, Stage 360, Motion 360 and Walking with Buddha.
The Ngong Ping Cable Car is a rare example of a bi-cable gondola circulating lift system, and is also the longest aerial cable car system of its kind in Asia. It offers a visually spectacular 25-minute journey with panoramic views of the flora and fauna of North Lantau Country Park, Tung Chung Bay and the Hong Kong International Airport.
Ngong Ping 360 received the CILT Award 2013 – Enterprise Award presented by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK) in 2014. It was also selected as one of the “Cable cars: 10 amazing rides around the world” in the same year by The Daily Telegraph in the UK and named as amongst “10 of the world’s best cable car rides” by CNN.com in the USA in 2015 and 2017. It was also recognised as one of “The world’s 10 best cable cars” by USA Today in 2017. Ngong Ping 360 has also received a Certificate of Excellence and ranked second in “Top Ten Experiences in Asia” together with Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery by TripAdvisor in 2017 and 2018.