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Tourism Performance

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 -

2013
vs. 2012
Total visitor arrivals 54 298 804 +11.7%
    - Overnight arrivals 25 661 072 +8.0%
    - Same-day arrivals 28 637 732 +15.3%
Average hotel occupancy rate 89% No change
Average achieved hotel room rate HK$1,447 -2.8%
Average length of stay of overnight visitors 3.4 nights -0.1 night
Overnight visitor per capita spending HK$8,123 +3.9%
Total Tourism Expenditure Associated to Inbound Tourism HK$343.1 billion +15.7%
Source: Hong Kong Tourism Board

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%).