10-Jan-2011 10:27 AM

Visitor arrivals to Hong Kong up 21.8% in 2010

Hong Kong Tourism Board reports (07-Jan-2010) provisional total visitor arrivals to Hong Kong rose 21.8% year-on-year in 2010. Details include:

  • Visitor arrivals: 36 million, +21.8% year-on-year;
    • Mainland: 22.5 million, +27%;
    • Short-haul (excluding Mainland): 8.7 million, +16.5%;
    • Long-haul: 4.8 million, +9.6%. [more]

Hong Kong Tourism Board: “Hong Kong’s tourism experienced a strong rebound in 2010 after the severe blow dealt by the financial tsunami and human swine influenza in 2009. Looking into 2011, Asia will be the key driver in the global tourism growth,” Mr James Tien, HKTB Chairman. Source: Company statement, 07-Jan-2011.