Visitor arrivals to Hong Kong up 6% in Feb-2019, arrivals from Thailand up 74%

    Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) reported (29-Mar-2019) visitor arrivals to Hong Kong for Feb-2019. Details include:

    • Visitor arrivals: 5.6 million, +5.8% year-on-year;
      • Mainland China: 4.6 million, +3.7%;
      • Short haul (excludes mainland China): 703,190, +23.0%;
        • Taiwan: 148,116, +1.2%;
        • South Korea: 143,804, +17.2%;
        • Japan: 92,186, +21.0%;
        • Philippines: 67,623, +34.0%;
        • Thailand: 39,762, +74.0%;
        • Singapore: 32,467, +18.4%;
        • Malaysia: 28,894, +17.8%;
        • Indonesia: 23,600, 17.3%;
      • Long haul: 280,003, +4.2%;
        • US: 79,248, +4.3%;
        • UK: 43,897, +8.7%;
        • Australia: 30,004, +17.0%.