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Hong Kong Visitor Arrivals from Mainland During 2010 Labour Day Holidays

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[See also: Hong Kong Visitor Arrivals in March 2010] Visitor arrivals from Mainland China to Hong Kong approached almost 250,000 during the past Labour Day holidays (1-3 May 2010), 40% higher than in the same period last year. In particular, those who came under the Individual Visit Scheme reached 179,756, a 45.5% rise over last year.

Last year, the confirmation of the first human case of swine influenza in Hong Kong on 1 May affected the number of Mainland visitor arrivals to the city. This year, visitors desire to travel has greatly improved as the economy recovers, leading to a remarkable increase in Mainland arrivals during the past Labour Day holidays. The arrival figure on 1 May alone reached 105,834, setting a new single-day record, said HKTB Chairman, Mr James Tien. Such outstanding performance showed that Hong Kong has gradually become a popular destination for short-break vacation among Mainland visitors under the new holiday arrangements introduced since 2008. Indeed, capitalising on this trend, our local industry partners have launched various special promotions and attractive offers during the Labour Day holidays, which helped instil even greater interest in visiting Hong Kong, especially among those from the Guangdong Province. This, along with visitors strong consumption sentiments, has driven sustained robust growth in Mainland arrivals.

 Hong Kong Visitor Arrivals from Mainland During 2010 Labour Day Holidays

Date 2008 2009 2010 (Vs. 2009)
1 May 2010 86,978 93,520 105,834 (+13.2%)
2 May 2010 56,872 52,637 81,113 (+54.1%)
3 May 2010 35,771 31,813 62,795 (+97.4%)
Total 179,621 177,970 249,742 (+40.3%)

 See: Hong Kong Visitor Arrivals in March 2010

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