Visitor arrivals exceed four million in a single month in August
Hong Kong visitor arrivals hit a new record in August. For the first time ever, they exceeded four million in one month, reaching 4,065,761 with a year-on-year growth of 17.7%. For the first eight months of the year, visitor arrivals indicated a 16.2% increase compared to the same period last year, amounting to 27,236,330. Following a previous high of 3.8 million arrivals in July, this is the second month in a row that arrivals in Hong Kong have set a new monthly record.
The Hong Kong Tourism Board expects mainland China and the short-haul markets to continue to be the growth engine of Hong Kong tourism and it has set a series of promotions to be rolled out to keep the growth momentum. The Southeast Asian market also saw increasing travel, arrivals from which rose by more than 25%, the biggest growth coming from Indonesia and Malaysia.