Visitor arrivals to Hong Kong down 5% in Jul-2019

    Hong Kong Tourism Board reported (30-Aug-2019) visitor arrivals to Hong Kong for Jul-2019. Details include:

    • Visitor arrivals: 5.2 million, -4.8% year-on-year;
      • Mainland China: 4.2 million, -5.5%;
      • Short haul (excludes mainland China): 653,351, -0.6%;
        • Taiwan: 152,560, -11.8%;
        • Macau: 121,996, +32.6%;
        • Japan: 89,908, +2.8%;
        • South Korea: 78,210, -20.7%;
        • Philippines: 67,636, +11.7%;
        • Singapore: 35,726, -2.2%;
        • Thailand: 41,548, -2.7%;
        • Malaysia: 26,513, -8.0%;
      • Long haul: 330,008, -4.4%;
        • US: 104,385, -1.2%;
        • Australia: 41,476, -11.8%;
        • UK: 40,090, +1.4%.