Tourism Statistics

Tourism Performance

Tourism Performance in 2018

As a result of the concerted efforts by the Government, the Hong Kong Tourism Board and the travel trade, as well as the commissioning of the Hong Kong Section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, our tourism industry grew solidly in 2018, with the overnight visitor arrivals rising by 4.9% to 29.26 million, among which Mainland overnight arrivals continued to grow by 7.4%. In total, overall visitor arrivals grew by 11.4% to 65.15 million.

The table below summarises Hong Kong's tourism performance in 2018 -

vs. 2017
Total visitor arrivals 65 147 555 +11.4%
    - Overnight arrivals 29 262 701 +4.9%
    - Same-day arrivals 35 884 854 +17.3%
Average hotel room occupancy rate 91% +2 percentage points
Average achieved hotel room rate HK$1,376 +6.8%
Average length of stay of overnight visitors 3.1 nights -0.1 night
Overnight visitor per capita spending HK$6,614 +2.7%
Total tourism expenditure
associated to inbound tourism
HK$328.2 billion +10.3%
Source: Hong Kong Tourism Board

In 2018, the Mainland continued to be our largest visitor source market, accounting for 78% of our total arrival, and the figure was 14.8% higher than that in 2017. On the other hand, visitor arrivals from non-Mainland markets continued to grow by 0.6%, with some of these markets recording notable increases. For example, arrivals from Japan and the United States surged by 4.7% and 7.3% respectively.

Hong Kong’s top ten visitor source markets in 2018 in the order of arrival number were the Mainland, Taiwan, Korea, the United States, Japan, Macao, the Philippines, Singapore, Australia and the United Kingdom. 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. We strive to bring more Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) events to Hong Kong so as to attract more high-spending overnight visitors. In 2018, overnight MICE arrivals grew by 2.1% to the all-time high of 1.97 million.

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