Posted on 25 August 2012.
Hong Kong saw a 13.8% year-on-year rise in visitors in July, reaching 4.36 million, the Tourism Board says.
For the first seven months of the year, total arrivals stood at 26.69 million, up 15.2% on the same period last year.
Long-haul arrivals dropped 5.4% while the short-haul market fell 4.6%.
Mainland arrivals led the growth with a 21.9% surge on the same period last year, to more than 3 million visitors. A total of 66.3% of Mainland arrivals to Hong Kong came under the individual visit scheme, 21.1% more than in the same month last year.
South and Southeast Asia arrivals dropped 11.6%, while those from Taiwan fell 6.2%.
Arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific dropped 7.4%.
More than 2.21 million visitors stayed overnight in July, up 3.6% on the same month last year.
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