Tourism Performance in 2013
In 2013, the number of visitors from around the world received by Hong Kong exceeded 54 million, an increase of 11.7% over 2012.
The table below summarises Hong Kong's tourism performance in 2013 -
Source: Hong Kong Tourism Board
| Total visitor arrivals
||54 298 804
| - Overnight arrivals
||25 661 072
| - Same-day arrivals
||28 637 732
|Average hotel occupancy rate
|Average achieved hotel room rate
|Average length of stay of overnight visitors
|Overnight visitor per capita spending
|Total Tourism Expenditure Associated to Inbound Tourism
In 2013, Mainland China continued to be our largest visitor source market with 40.7 million arrivals (+16.7%), accounting for 75.0% of our total arrivals. Amongst all Mainland arrivals, 23.7 million (58.1%) were same-day visitors, up by 19.5% year-on-year. 27.5 million (67.4%) Mainland visitors came to Hong Kong under the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS), up by 18.7% over 2012.
The number of visitors from short-haul markets in 2013 was roughly the same as 2012 (-0.4%), which was mainly dragged by sharp decline in Japanese visitors (-15.7%) due to the depreciation of yen. Yet, other short-haul markets such as Macao and Thailand grew by 8.5% and 6.6% respectively.
For long-haul markets, visitor arrivals from these markets registered a slight decline (-2.3%) under the uncertain global economic environment. In particular, the United States remained our largest long-haul market, but dropped by 6.3% over 2012 in arrivals.
Meanwhile, the number of visitors from new markets such as India (+4.9%), the Gulf Co-operation Council (+13.4%) and Vietnam (+14.4%) registered with noticeable growth and the arrivals from Russia continued to record strong growth (+20.0%).