Hong Kong visitor arrivals in August 2010
reached 3,455,033, marking an increment of 21.9% compared to the
Hong Kong Visitor Arrivals in August 2009.
The record-breaking performance, was led by
robust travel sentiments among Mainland and other short-haul
visitors during the summer holiday (June to August), which
recorded 9,211,347 arrivals, 30.9% more than the same period in
Cumulatively, visitor arrivals from January to August 2010
hit 23,447,843, a year-on-year increase of 24%.
August, Mainland China continued to lead the growth in Hong Kongís
inbound tourism, with arrivals reaching 2.37 million, the highest
level ever and almost 30% more than the previous August. The
remarkable growth was fuelled by the peak summer travel season, as
well as the implementation of individual visit arrangements for
Shenzhen residents, which has made it even more convenient to
travel to Hong Kong.
For other short-haul markets, South
and Southeast Asia saw a rise of 20% in arrivals. Contributing to
the growth in visitors during the summer holiday were more
frequent flights, as well as the many summer promotions put
forward by the trade. As for North Asia, the appreciation of the
WON currency continued to propel strong propensity for outbound
travel among South Koreans. As a result, arrivals from the country
rose by 35.7%, driving the regionís overall growth rate to 16.6%.
In the long-haul markets, with a stabilising economic
environment and increase in business travellers, arrivals were
ahead of the same month last year by 5.9%. As for the emerging
markets, a number of favourable factors, such as improved economic
conditions and increased flight capacity, were responsible for the
year-on-year increase of 84.0% and 41.4% in arrivals from Russia
and India respectively.
2010, overnight visitor arrivals surpassed 1.95 million. This
figure represents 56.7% of the total arrivals to Hong Kong and is 16.5% more than the figure in 2009. Overnight visitor arrivals in
most key market regions registered prominent growth. Among these, short-haul markets, including Mainland China (+20.8%), South and
Southeast Asia (+18.9%) and North Asia (+12.7%) were the best performers.
Between January and August 2010, overnight
visitor arrivals added up to 13.26 million, 22.3% more than last
year. The number represented 56.6% of all visitor arrivals.
The table below summarises visitor arrivals from
different market regions in August 2010 and the first eight months in
||January to August
|Europe, Africa and the Middle
|Australia, New Zealand and
|Short-haul markets (excl.
Mainland China & Macau)
|South and Southeast Asia
|Total (includes arrivals from
Hong Kong Visitor Arrivals in August 2009,
Hong Kong Visitor Arrivals in July 2010
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