Hong Kong recorded 3,840,180 visitor arrivals in
April 2012, 14.4% more than in the
same month last year.
Overall arrivals from Mainland China made a
year-on-year leap of 23.9% to 2,647,026. Of these, 64.3% (over 1.7
million) travelled under the Individual Visit Scheme, 26.0% more
than in April 2011.
While total arrivals from short-haul markets
declined by 3.7% to 726,289, individual markets such as the
Philippines and Japan recorded double-digit growth of 17.0% and
The number of
arrivals from long-haul markets stood at 466,865, similar to last year’s April level. The
USA and Europe each recorded a 2.0% increase, and the Russian
market continued its impressive growth, rising 30.1%.
Cumulative arrivals from January to April 2012 rose 15.3% to
15,062,908, with growth across all market regions.
In April 2012, overnight visitor arrivals and same-day visitor
arrivals accounted for 48.8% and 51.2% respectively of total arrivals, with the former up by 4.7% to about 1.87 million, and
the latter up by 25.4% to over 1.96 million.
individual markets, Mainland China achieved the best growth in
overnight arrivals, with 1.15 million visitors, representing 43.4%
of overall arrivals from the Mainland and a 10.3% increase over
the same month last year.
Hong Kong Visitor Arrivals in April 2011,
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