Tourism Ambassadors: Pigs and Pop Stars Say 'Come on Down' (PHOTOS)

by AOL Travel Staff Subscribe to AOL Travel Staff's posts Posted Jun 30th 2011 08:00 AM


Hong Kong just announced that the face of its summer campaign would have a snout, as McDull the cartoon pig became the island's official tourism ambassador. McDull joined the strange and strangely diverse group of celebrities, non-celebrities and cartoons that make up the tourism diplomatic core - the first line of defense against stasis.

Below are a few profiles of the august members of one of travel's most unusual clubs, the core of the official amiable. They are palatable. They are handsome. They are standard-bearers.

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