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HKTB announces September visitor arrivals

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Tue, 10/19/2021 - 04:14

The HKTB is now preparing for a series of mega-events and promotions for the coming months.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced that the provisional visitor arrivals for September were 9,879, an 8.2% increase year on year, with a daily average of 329. Under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and global travel restrictions, total visitor arrivals from January to September dropped 98.2% year on year to about 63,000.

The HKTB is now preparing for a series of mega-events and promotions for the coming months, including the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival, the Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations and a new round of the Spend-to-Redeem “Free Tours”, to continue to drive positive local ambience, stimulate the economy and support the tourism, dining and retail sectors while maintaining Hong Kong’s presence and positive image in the mainland and global markets. The HKTB will announce the details in due course.

Provisional visitor arrivals in September 2021



(year-on-year change)

January to September

(year-on-year change)


6,955 (+12.0%)

46,051 (-98.3%)


2,924 (+0.1%)

17,054 (-98.0%)


1,361 (-2.3%)

7,009 (-98.0%)


1,020 (+5.7%)

6,547 (-98.0%)

New markets

288 (-39.1%)

2,487 (-95.3%)


9,879 (+8.2%)

63,105 (-98.2%)


Note: Because of rounding up, 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 September visitor arrivals will be released on 29 October.)


Theodore Koumelis

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