One in three Hong Kongers opt for more short overseas trips


Visa brings a myriad of offers for Hong Kong foodies and shoppers in Taiwan


Hong Kong travelers are taking shorter and more frequent trips than in previous years, with more than one in three trips are short getaways of 3-4 nights (36 percent of trips), according to the latest Visa Global Travel Intentions Study1 (GTI). With National Day holiday just around the corner, now is the time to map out your long-weekend getaway.

The GTI study shows that Hong Kongers’ Top Three Destinations are all about or within five hours. Taiwan is the third most popular destination among Hong Kong travelers for the next two years (8 percent), trailing only Japan (36 percent) and South Korea (10 percent). The frequency of travel is also higher in the past two years at 3.6 trips per year as of 2017, compared to 3 in 2015, when the previous GTI Study was conducted. That is one more trip compared to the Asia Pacific and global averages.

As a foodie paradise and a short hop away, it is not difficult to guess why Taiwan is a favourite short getaway among Hong Kongers. That is why Visa wants to highlight a series of offers that Visa cardholders from Hong Kong can enjoy.  

Here is part of the Visa cardholder’s exclusive benefits in Taiwan#:


Ten Ren cha FOR TEA

  • 5% off upon consumption over TWD1,000
  • Valid at all Taiwan branches and outlets

Dingxian 101

  • Buy any set meal and get a portion of cuttlefish sausage for free
  • Present a valid Visa card when making orders

Top One Pot

  • Upon consumption over TWD1,000
    • Complimentary beverage or assorted dumplings from October 1 – March 31, 2019

Jiu Zhen Nan Bakery

  • Enjoy 5% off on purchases of food souvenirs



Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store

  • Receive a “Visitor Privilege Card” and enjoy in-store 5% - 10% off
  • Discounts not applicable to selected brands or goods at special prices
  • Spend TWD 15,000 or more in a single-branch in one day to receive a complimentary “Exquisite Gift”
  • Valid at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi branch stores including Taipei Nanxi, Taipei Station, Xinyi Place, Taichung Zhonggang, Tainan Place

eslite Bookstore

  • enjoy 5% of with single purchase up to TWD 1,000 or above
  • Or 10% off with single purchase up to TWD 3,000 or above
  • The above offers are not to be used together with eslite member 10% off benefit programs
  • Discounted items are not to be included in the special offer

eslite Spectrum Expo

  • Enjoy 10% off in eslite X platform original for single purchase up to TWD 1,000
  • The above offers are not to be used together with eslite member 10% off benefit programs
  • Discounted items are not to be included in top-up purchase for the special offer
  • Applicable only in Taipei SongYan Store, Taipei Xinyi Store, Taipei Station Store, Taipei R79 Store, Mitsui Outlet Park Linkou Store, Taichung CMP Parklane Store, Taichung Chungyo Store, Tainan TS Mall Store, Kaohsiung Pier-2 Art Center Store, Kaohsiung Hanshin Store

Just Sleep

  • Enjoy up to TWD 300 off per room per night for reservations made through official website
  • Must present Visa card at check-in and use Visa card for payment
  • Not applicable to special holidays and exhibition periods. Stay on Fridays, Saturdays, and special holidays is subject to additional charges. Relevant terms are subject to hotel’s definitions

To learn more about details of the above Taiwan offers, please visit Visa website at


1 The Global Travel Intentions (GTI) Study analyzes travel behavior and tourism spending patterns of global travelers. 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. For more information about Visa’s Global Travel Intentions Study, visit

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