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Tourism Performance

Tourism Performance in 2014

In 2014, the number of visitors from around the world received by Hong Kong reached 60.8 million, representing an increase of 12.0% over 2013.

The table below summarises Hong Kong's tourism performance in 2014 -

vs. 2013
Total visitor arrivals 60 838 836 +12.0%
    - Overnight arrivals 27 770 459 +8.2%
    - Same-day arrivals 33 068 377 +15.5%
Average hotel occupancy rate 90% + 1 percentage point
Average achieved hotel room rate HK$1,473 + 1.8%
Average length of stay of overnight visitors 3.3 nights -0.1 night
Overnight visitor per capita spending HK$7,960 -2.0%
Total Tourism Expenditure Associated to Inbound Tourism HK$359.0 billion +8.5%
Source: Hong Kong Tourism Board

In 2014, Mainland China continued to be our largest visitor source market with 47.2 million arrivals (+16.0%), accounting for 77.7% of our total arrivals. Amongst all Mainland arrivals, 28.2 million (59.6%) were same-day visitors, up by 19.1% year-on-year. Meanwhile, 31.3 million (66.3%) Mainland visitors came to Hong Kong under the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS), up by 14.1% over 2013.

The number of visitors from short-haul markets in 2014 was more or less the same as 2013 (+0.7%). Of them, the number of visitors from India surged by 18.7%, and those from South Korea, Singapore and Japan also rose by 15.5%, 5.4% and 2.1% respectively. Yet the number of visitors from the Philippines, Malaysia and Taiwan fell, by 10.0%, 9.1% and 3.2% respectively.

For long-haul markets, visitor arrivals from these markets continued to edge down in 2014 (-0.5%) under the uncertain global economic environment. In particular, the United States remained our largest long-haul visitor source market, where the number of visitors from the United States increased by 1.9% over 2013.