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Mainland Visitor Arrivals to Hong Kong During 2010 National Day Golden Week Holidays

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Mainland visitor arrivals to Hong Kong totalled 662,248 during the National Day Golden Week holidays between 1 - 7 October 2010. This is 21% more than the same period last year.

Visitor arrivals on 1 October alone reached 117,409, a new single-day record for Mainland arrivals. Out of the total Mainland arrivals, about 70% or 465,606 travelled on the Individual Visit Scheme, 21% more than the figure last year. The number of tour visitors also increased by almost 40% to 56,921.

Mr James Tien, Chairman of Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), said, “We believe the remarkable growth in arrivals during the National Day Golden Week could be attributed to the continued robust economy of the Mainland and the appreciation of Renminbi, which stimulated the desire for outbound travel among Mainland visitors. We are especially encouraged that under the joint promotional efforts of the HKTB and the travel trade, the proportion of Quality and Honest tours out of the total Mainland tours to Hong Kong increased significantly. The proportion in such major cities as Beijing and Shanghai even reached 80%, which was drastically higher than the 10% to 15% in 2009.”

Mainland Visitor Arrivals to Hong Kong During the 2010 National Day Golden Week Holidays

Date 2009 2010 (Vs. 2009)
1 October 2010 81,733 117,409 (+43.6%)
2 October 2010 85,155 112,234 (+31.8%)
3 October 2010 52,766 103,189 (+95.6%)
4 October 2010 100,343 105,441 (+5.1%)
5 October 2010 91,274 91,063 (-0.2%)
6 October 2010 75,169 76,180 (+1.3%)
7 October 2010 60,640 56,732 (-6.4%)
Total: 547,080 662,248 (+21.1%)
 

See also: Hong Kong Visitor Arrivals During 2009 National Day Golden Week Holidays and Hong Kong Visitor Arrivals in August 2010

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