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Hong Kong Visitor Arrivals in October 2012

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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 years 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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