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Hong Kong attracts 750,000 visitors during the first four days of Chinese New Year holiday

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During the first four days of Chinese New Year, Hong Kong saw 750,000 visitors, 650,000 from Mainland China, surpassing 2018 figures. HKTB’s festive events drew crowds, contributing to a promising tourism recovery.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced that during the first four days of the Chinese New Year holiday (10–13 February), about 750,000 visitors arrived in Hong Kong, about 650,000 of whom were from the Mainland, exceeding the Mainland arrivals of 640,000 in the same period in 2018.

The HKTB promoted various celebrations in town under various themes and offered festive information on a one-stop webpage ahead of the festival, including the HKTB’s “International Chinese New Year Night Parade”, the 2024 Lunar New Year Fireworks Display, and the Chinese New Year Raceday, held on the first three days of Chinese New Year, respectively, attracting visitors to experience these events in town.

The HKTB also announced a provisional visitor arrival figure of 3.83 million in January 2024, equivalent to 72% of that in the same period in 2018. There were about 2 million visitors in the first half of February (1– 13 February), with the daily average equivalent to 83% of the whole month average in February 2018, maintaining the recovery momentum. The HKTB will continue to promote the city’s mega events and exciting tourism experiences in the Mainland and overseas markets to attract more visitors to Hong Kong.

Provisional visitor arrivals during the Chinese New Year Holiday
1st day of CNY (10 Feb) 2nd day of CNY (11 Feb) 3rd day of CNY (12 Feb) 4th day of CNY (13 Feb) Four-day total
Total 128,198 207,735 207,789 201,876 745,598
Mainland 102,154 183,674 185,662 181,265 652,755
Non-Mainland 26,044 24,061 22,127 20,611 92,843


Provisional visitor arrivals in January 2024

Markets January
Mainland 2,984,761
Non-Mainland* 840,856
Short-haul 475,483
Long-haul 227,995
New markets 46,810
Total 3,825,617

Note: Because of rounding, the total may differ from the sum of the individual figures.

*Includes figures from long-haul, short-haul and new markets, as well as the Macao SAR. (Full details of January 2024 visitor arrivals will be released on 29 February.)

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.