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HOTELS & TOURISM | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong
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Tourism zooms into recovery after arrivals rose 8% to 4.95 million visitors in May

Visitors from the Mainland hit 3.82 million.

Hong Kong’s tourism sector is making its way towards a full fledged recovery after tourist arrivals extended their climb after rising by 8% YoY to 4.95 million visitors in May.

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Tourists from the Mainland continued to account for a lion’s share of Hong Kong’s visitor arrivals after their number outpaced the growth of major market areas after rising 10.6% YoY to 3.82 million.

Visitors from neighboring countries in the region also contributed to the monthly tourism surge as tourists from South & Southeast Asia hit 319,104 whilst North Asia clocked in at 217,232.

There were also a larger number of visitors from The Americas; Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific and Europe, Africa & the Middle East.

Similarly, embattled hotels continue to strengthen from strong growth in inbound tourism with hotel room occupancy rising 4% to 88% in May.

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