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Release of Michelin guide Hong Kong Macau 2009 welcomed

     The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mrs Rita Lau, today (December 2) welcomed the release of the Michelin guide in Hong Kong.

     Mrs Lau said, "I am very pleased that Hong Kong has become one of the first Michelin cities in China. The release of the Michelin guide is further recognition of Hong Kong's reputation as a centre for gastronomy."

     "Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2009" is the first bilingual Michelin guide. It includes 202 establishments in Hong Kong, with 22 of them receiving one or more Michelin stars.

     "Building on the momentum given by the removal of wine duty since February and the opportunities brought by the release of the Michelin guide in Hong Kong, we will, through the Hong Kong Tourism Board, work to further enhance Hong Kong's status as a capital for fine wine and good food," Mrs Lau said.

     The Hong Kong Tourism Board also said it would make use of "Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2009" to step up promotion of Hong Kong as a prime destination for fine wine and gastronomic delights in order to further stimulate visitors' interest in coming to Hong Kong to enjoy its diverse array of cuisines.

Ends/Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Issued at HKT 16:47


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