HOTELS & TOURISM | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Tourist arrivals up 11% to 5.3m in April

A continued recovery in Mainland tourism boosted monthly figures.

Tourist arrivals in Hong Kong rose 11% YoY to 5.3m in April, according to the tourism board, buoyed by expansion across major market areas. 

Also read: Hong Kong has the world's 16th most powerful passport

The first three months of the year also witnessed improving visitor arrivals as tourism figures rose 9.6% YoY to 15.61m tourists in Q1.

Also read: Embattled Hong Kong hotels brighten up on tourism

Mainland tourism strengthened anew after posting double-digit growth at 15.2% to 4.06m in April, similarly accelerating the recovery of the local retail sector.

The number of tourists from The Americas also rose 5.3% to 182,383 in April. Close regional neighbors North Asia and Taiwan also posted improving visitor arrivals at 196,696 and 172,597 respectively.

However tourist arrivals from Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific dipped 5.4%. There were also less tourists from South & Southeast Asia; and Europe, Africa & the Middle East which declined 4.8% and 0.5% respectively.

Do you know more about this story? Contact us anonymously through this link.

Click here to learn about advertising, content sponsorship, events & rountables, custom media solutions, whitepaper writing, sales leads or eDM opportunities with us.

To get a media kit and information on advertising or sponsoring click here.