While the number of Mainland arrivals decreased by 14.2% in 2019, the Mainland continued to be our largest visitor source market, accounting for 78% of our total arrivals. On the other hand, visitor arrivals from non-Mainland markets also declined by 14.0% in 2019. Among non-Mainland markets, arrivals from short-haul markets reduced by 14.6%, while those from long-haul markets dropped by 12.7%.
Hong Kong's top ten visitor source markets in 2019 in the order of arrival number were the Mainland, Taiwan, Macao, the United States, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Australia and Thailand. Altogether they accounted for over 93% of the total visitor arrivals.
Hong Kong offers world-class convention and exhibition facilities and a wide range of tourist attractions. The Government has been striving to bring more Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) events to Hong Kong so as to attract more high-spending overnight visitors. Affected by the local social incidents, overnight MICE arrivals also dropped by 14.2% to 1.69 million in 2019.
For more information about tourism research statistics, please visit the website of Hong Kong Tourism Board
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