Tourist arrivals crash by over 57% in June
The HKTB only recorded an average of 207 visitors daily.
With an average of 207 daily visitors, there were a total of 6,200 arrivals in Hong Kong in June, reflecting a 57.6% drop year-on-year, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) reported.
Of the 6,200, 4,647 were from Mainland China; whilst the remaining 1,553 were from non-mainland territories.
Between January to June, the cumulative visitor arrivals were around 34,000, a 99% plunge from the same period last year.
Of this number, 24,259 were from Mainland China, whilst the other 9,490 were from outside Mainland China.
On this note, the HKTB said it will extend the “Spend-to-Redeem Free Tour” programme.
“The HKTB plans to extend the programme to reward and encourage the public to receive the vaccines,” the Board said in a statement.
It will be offering about 190 free tours from the second round of the programme to those who have received the jabs, with a view to help Hong Kong achieve herd immunity soon and resume travel.
Details about the programme extension will be released in August.
The programme allows Hong Kongers to collect machine-printed receipts, worth at least $800, from physical dining and retail outlets which can be used to redeem free tours.