Hong Kong recorded a total of 2,728,107 visitor
arrivals in September 2010, 21.2% more than the in
September 2009. Cumulatively, arrivals in the first three
quarters of 2010 reached 26,175,950, which is a 23.7%-increase
In September 2010, Mainland arrivals increased by
22.7% to more than 1.62 million, driving further gain in overall
visitor arrivals. Such momentum of growth, which sustained after
the summer holidays, showed that since the implementation of
measures under the Individual Visit Scheme in Shenzhen, Mainland
visitors no longer travel to Hong Kong only during the peak travel
seasons and festive holidays, but that they also come for
consumption visits over the weekends.
markets, expanded flight capacity between Hong Kong and South and
Southeast Asia brought along remarkable growth in arrivals from
these markets, which increased by 20.3% compared to September
As for North Asia, appreciation of the WON currency
continued to stimulate travel among South Koreans, causing
arrivals from the country to more than double (+106.9%) and
overall arrivals from North Asia to rise by 20.4% year-on-year. Arrivals from Taiwan also grew by 14.8%, reflecting an increasing
number of vacation travellers from the island.
away, double-digit growth was registered in all three regional
long-haul markets, with a satisfactory increase of 18.5% in
overall long-haul arrivals. In particular, North American arrivals
went up by more than 20%, indicating a growing number of both
business and vacation travellers as the economy stabilises.
For emerging markets, benefitting from such favourable factors
as economic improvements and expanded flight capacity, continual
growth was registered in arrivals from Russia (+107.2%) and the
Middle East (+31.7%). In India, the countryís fast-growing economy
has led to strong demand for outbound travel, especially among
both family and business segments, causing overall arrivals to
Hong Kong to increase by 27.7% in September 2010.
In September 2010, overnight visitor arrivals to Hong
Kong totalled 1.44 million, representing 53% of the total
arrival figure and a 17.6%-increase from the 2009 figure. Most key
market regions, especially Taiwan (+28.4%) and the Americas
(+26.4), showed prominent growth in overnight visitor arrivals.
For the first three quarters of 2010, overnight visitor
arrivals cumulated to 14.71 million. This number represents 56.2%
of all visitor arrivals in the same period and is 21.8% more than
the figure last year.
Hong Kong Visitor Arrivals in September 2009,
Hong Kong Visitor Arrivals in September 2008 and
Hong Kong Visitor Arrivals in August 2010
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