July visitor arrivals up 13.8%

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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