Facts & Statistics

Tourism Fact Sheets
This file will give you the facts about Hong Kong tourism.

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2015


Tourism Performance in 2019
The local social incidents in 2019 have taken a heavy toll on Hong Kong’s tourism industry. Overall visitor arrivals dropped by 14.2% to 55.91 million in 2019, reversing the growth of 11.4% in 2018. Among the total, overnight and same-day arrivals plummeted by 18.8% and 10.4% respectively. The hotel sector was also severely affected as a result, with the average hotel room occupancy rate falling notably by 12 percentage points to 79%.

The table below summarises Hong Kong's tourism performance in 2019 -
2019
vs. 2018
Total visitor arrivals
55,912,609
-14.2%
- Overnight arrivals
23,752,359
-18.8%
- Same-day arrivals
32,160,250
-10.4%
Average hotel room occupancy rate
79%
-12 percentage points
Average hotel room rate
HK$1,206
-12.4%
Average length of stay of overnight visitors
3.3 nights
+0.2 night
Per capita spending of overnight visitors
HK$5,818
-12.0%
Total tourism expenditure associated to inbound tourism
HK$256.2 billion
-22.7%
Source: Hong Kong Tourism Board
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.

Previous Tourism Performance
2018
2017
2016
2015
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