HONG KONG STILL A DEAL If you're ever going to hold a meeting in Hong Kong, now is the time to do it, says Krys Luby, marketing executive, Hong Kong Tourist Association. "The prices are never going to be as good as they are now," she notes.

About 40 hotels have signed on with HKTA's Value Plus program, promising discounts of up to 50 percent on room rates, with prices guaranteed until 2001. For more information, visit www.hkta. org/usa, or call (312) 329-1828.