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HKTB reports significant growth in Q1 visitor arrivals

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Hong Kong Tourism Board announces a 40% year-on-year increase in March visitor arrivals, with significant growth in both short-haul and long-haul markets.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced that the provisional visitor arrivals figure for March was about 3.4 million, about 40% increase year on year. Cumulatively, a total of 11.23 million visitor arrivals were recorded in the first quarter of this year (January to March), representing 1.5 times year-on-year increment and 5% increase from the fourth quarter of 2023, reflecting the continued and gradual growth of visitor arrivals.

Provisional visitor arrivals for March 2024
Markets March

(year-on-year change)

January to March (year-on-year change)
Mainland 2,467,491(+25.4%) 8,699,981(+159.1%)
Non-Mainland* 934,500(+92.1%) 2,528,817(+139.3%)
Short-haul 499,550(+114.5%) 1,401,089(+190.6%)
Long-haul 285,827(+117.1%) 700,088(+168.5%)
New markets 54,169(+189%) 138,564(+270.2%)
Total 3,401,991(+38.6%) 11,228,798(+154.3%)

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 March 2024 visitor arrivals will be released on 30 April.)

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