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Record breaking visitors for Hong Kong

e-Travel Blackboard 01/12/2012 02:12
Record breaking visitors for Hong Kong - tourism - Business - Hong Kong

Breaking its 2010 record, visitor arrivals to Hong Kong in 2011 reached a staggering 41.92 million, a 16.4 percent increase from the previous year.

Overall arrival numbers of approximately 28.10 million came from Mainland China an increase of 23.9 percent from the last year, Asia Travel Tips reported.

The domestic regions contributed another 9.05 million, representing a 4.6 percent increase year-on-year. Amongst these, South Korea and Southeast Asia recorded growth of 14.7 percent and 9.3 percent respectively, which made up for the 2.4 percent decrease in Japanese arrivals resulted by the earthquake and Tsunami.

As for the International regions, visitor arrivals increased by 1.7 percent to 4.77 million, of the total Mainland arrivals, 52.7 percent or 14.8 million were same-day visitors, an increase of 34.5 percent than in 2010.

Overnight visitors also increased by 13.9 percent to 13.3 million from the same period the year before.