Visitor arrivals to Hong Kong surpass 11 million in Q1 2012
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- Created on Friday, 04 May 2012 11:58
Visitor arrivals to Hong Kong surpass 11 million in Q1 2012Figures released by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) today (4 May) show that in the first quarter of 2012, visitor arrivals to Hong Kong exceeded 11.22 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 15.6%. Of these, about half or 5.56 million were overnight arrivals, 8.6% more than the same period in 2011.
Commenting on the steadily growing number of arrivals, HKTB Chairman Mr James Tien said: “Notwithstanding the volatile global economic environment, we recorded across-the-board increase in Mainland, short-haul and long-haul arrivals during the first quarter of this year. The number of overnight arrivals also went up by 8.6%, with 10%-increase for Mainland China and even 20%-increase for South Korea and the Philippines, the majority of whom belonged to overnight vacation arrivals, fully underlying Hong Kong’s appeal as a leading leisure destination in Asia.
“Looking ahead, we expect the growth momentum to sustain into the second quarter of the year. The HKTB is already gearing up for an exciting series of programmes this summer to draw even more visitors to Hong Kong.”