Visitor arrivals to Hong Kong up 27% in Jan-2019, arrivals from Mainland China up 35%

    Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) reported (01-Mar-2019) visitor arrivals to Hong Kong for Jan-2019. Details include:

    • Visitor arrivals: 6.8 million, +27.2% year-on-year;
      • Mainland China: 5.5 million, +34.8%;
      • Short haul (excludes mainland China): 803,893, +3.4%;
        • South Korea: 161,115, -4.2%;
        • Taiwan: 159,680, +2.2%;
        • Japan: 112,565, +6.4%;
        • Philippines: 68,588, +2.5%;
        • Thailand: 52,420, -1.3%;
        • Singapore: 48,078, -7.3%;
        • Malaysia: 40,002, -10.5%;
        • Indonesia: 38,005, -16.2%;
      • Long haul: 380,462, -0.6%;
        • US: 104,644, +2.9%;
        • Australia: 61,930, +5.3%;
        • UK: 46,498, -0.9%.