The Hong Kong Tourism Board has confirmed that
visitor arrivals to Hong Kong reached an all-time high in 2011 at
41,921,310, representing an increase of 16.4% year-on-year.
Full-year visitor arrivals for various market regions:
Mainland China: 28,100,129 (+23.9%)
- North Asia: 2,304,683
- South and Southeast Asia: 3,751,149 (+7.1%)
Taiwan: 2,148,733 (-0.7%)
- The Americas: 1,821,096 (+4.1%)
- Europe, Africa and the Middle East: 2,194,319 (+0.9%)
Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific: 757,871 (-1.4%)
In 2011, overnight visitor arrivals went
up by 11.1% year-on-year to 22.32 million or 53.2% of total
visitor arrivals to Hong Kong.
Among all markets, Mainland China
registered the most prominent growth in overnight arrivals at
16.5%, while Taiwan also recorded a 7.5-% increase.
According to the latest projection, total expenditure
associated to inbound tourism for 2011 is expected to exceed
HK$253 billion, 20.5% more than in 2010. Meanwhile, per capita
spending is expected to rise for both overnight visitors and
same-day visitors, respectively by 9% to HK$7,333 and by 4% to
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