Hong Kong’s Ocean Park will introduce camping, hiking and yoga experiences in October to tap the evolving “staycation” market amid the coronavirus crisis, its new chairman has said, adding that he does not expect the loss-making business to be profitable in a year.
The park will also suspend the whole of its annual Halloween festival for the first time since its launch in 2001 due to uncertainties arising from the pandemic, but will roll out discount tickets after reopening.
Earlier, the government had hinted it hoped to have the city’s two theme parks – the other being Disneyland – resume business next Friday if conditions allowed.
Ocean Park chairman Lau Ming-wai on Thursday said his team aimed to launch activities that promoted well-being in a bid to strengthen the attraction’s connection with Southern district communities.
Lau said a project called Green Staycation was expected to be rolled out next month as he felt residents yearned for outdoor and staycation activities during the health crisis.
Under the plan, visitors would be allowed to practise yoga out in the open or conquer the trail route under the cable cars, which would be opened to the public for the first time.
Others could also enjoy a new campsite at night.
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