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Tourism Performance

Tourism Performance in 2015

In 2015, the number of visitors from around the world received by Hong Kong was 59.3 million, representing a decline of 2.5% over 2014.

The table below summarises Hong Kong's tourism performance in 2015 -

2015
vs. 2014
Total visitor arrivals 59 307 596 -2.5%
    - Overnight arrivals 26 686 026 -3.9%
    - Same-day arrivals 32 621 570 -1.4%
Average hotel occupancy rate 86% - 4 percentage points
Average achieved hotel room rate HK$1,337 -9.2%
Average length of stay of overnight visitors 3.3 nights no change
Overnight visitor per capita spending HK$7,234 -9.1%
Total Tourism Expenditure Associated to Inbound Tourism HK$332.3 billion -7.5%
Source: Hong Kong Tourism Board

In 2015, Mainland China continued to be our largest visitor source market with 45.8 million arrivals (-3.0% over 2014), accounting for 77% of our total arrivals. Amongst all Mainland arrivals, 27.8 million (61%) were same-day visitors, while 18.0 million (39%) were overnight visitors.

As for non-Mainland markets, the number of visitors from short-haul markets in 2015 was 8.9 million (-1.0% over 2014), while those from long-haul markets was 4.6 million (-0.8% over 2014).  Among Hong Kong’s top ten visitor source markets, the number of visitors from the United States, Macao and the Philippines increased by 2.0% to 10.9%, while those for Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia and Malaysia fell by 0.6% to 8.5%.