The Hong Kong Tourist Board (HKTB) announced on July 31st that the total number of visitors arriving in Hong Kong in June was over 4.2 million, down 1.9% from a year earlier.
In the first half of this year, there were roughly 27.81 million arriving visitors, up 2.4% year-on-year. HKTB said it would continue to organize and publicize a number of major events in the second half of the year to attract more overnight visitors to Hong Kong.
According to the figures released by HKTB, the total number of visitors to Hong Kong in June of this year was over 4.2 million, down 1.9% from the same period last year. Regarding the total number of visitors to the Mainland, 3.1 million were recorded, compared with 3.21 million in the same period last year, down 3.4%. There were more than 1.1 million international visitors, up 2.4% over the same period last year.
Fewer daytime visitors
A spokesman for the Hong Kong Tourism Board said that the decline in overall visitor arrivals was mainly impacted by the decline in the number of daytime visitors who don’t spend the night. According to the data, in June this year, there were only 2.15 million daytime visitors, down 5.1% from the 2.27 million passengers seen over the same period last year; of which local visitors accounted for 1.79 million this year, down 6.1% from the 1.9 million seen over the same period last year.
International daytime visitors were also down 0.2%, from 365,000 in June of last year, to 364,000 this year.
Total number of overnight visitors increased by 1.7%
2.05 million visitors made overnight trips to Hong Kong in June of this year, up 1.7% from 2.01 million in the same period last year. Among them, there was a 0.6% increase in local overnight visitors and a 3.7% increase in international overnight visitors. Particularly notable in the regional market were the tourist streams from Indonesia and Japan, which saw the highest increases with a year on year increase of 34.7% and 27%, respectively. As for the global market, numbers of overnight visitors from outside the region also grew 2.4%, of which German tourists were particularly notable, with a 7.9% increase.
In the first half of this year, the number of visitors to Hong Kong was nearly 27.81 million, an increase of 2.4% over the same period last year. There were more than 13.55 million overnight visitors, up by 5% from 12.43 million in the same period last year. The number of daytime visitors rose slightly to 14.76 million, compared with 14.73 million in the same period last year, translating to 0.2% growth. A spokesman for the HKTB said that during the second half of the year it would continue to organize and publicize major events to attract more overnight visitors to Hong Kong.