Hong Kong recorded over 4.24 million visitor
arrivals in October 2012, an 11.9%-increase over the same month
last year. Of these, more than 2.01 million were overnight
arrivals, 3.6% up from last year’s figure.
In terms of overnight visitors, more than
730,000 came from non-Mainland, international markets. A number of
source markets showed satisfactory growth, including South Korea
(+13.9%) and Thailand (+8.4%) in the short-haul regions, as well
as Russia (+19.5%) and the UK (+6.3%) in the long-haul regions.
Mainland China also contributed over 1.28 million overnight
arrivals. Meanwhile, same-day, in-town visitor arrivals rose 20.6%
to surpass 2.22 million.
Cumulatively, visitor arrivals to Hong Kong
between January and October 2012 exceeded 39.62 million, a
15.8%-increase compared to the corresponding period in 2011. Of
these, overnight arrivals accounted for some 19.42 million, a
year-on-year increase of 6.5%. The remaining 20.19 million
belonged to same-day, in-town arrivals.
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