Hong Kong achieves new incoming record

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.


Check Also

ITB Berlin, Germany, 2018, expo, stands, trends, exhibitors, visitors, Egypt, Turkey, luxury, tech, travel, tourism

What’s in focus at ITB Berlin this year?

Stands and events at this year’s fair reveal some key travel trends.

Monaco, tourism, travel, representation. Nordic. Scandinavia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, luxury, environment, green, glam

Monaco hires new representation for Scandinavia

The principality's tourism public relations will be handled by Schaffelhuber Communications.

Hurtigruten, Roald Amundsen, new, expedition, ships, vessels, cruise, Antarctica, Chile, South America, adventure, tourism, float out, Norway, construction

Hurigruten floats out new explorer ship

Roald Amundsen has innovative technology and a range of special features.

Frantzén, restaurants, Michelin, stars, Denmark, Copenhagem Stockholm, Sweden, guide, award, Geranium, Noma

More Michelin stars for Sweden and Denmark

Sweden has its first three-star restaurant, while both countries get new restaurants with stars.

SiteMinder, Ideas, hotels, white paper, robots, AI, artificial intelligence, hoteliers, future, tech, travel, guests, service, bookings

Hoteliers want – yet fear – robot-run future

Research shows that hoteliers know artificial intelligence is the key to guest personalisation.

Norway, tourism, incoming, inbound, travel, tourists, car, drive, Lofoten, rental, hire, danger, bend, photos, stop, park

Norway road agency buys safety vests for tourists

Tourists driving through scenic Lofoten will often stop at dangerous spots to take photos.