Tourism in Hong Kong

  • UNWTO: International tourism – strongest half-year results since 2010

    AFGHANISTAN, 2017/09/09 Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the initial six months of 2017, some 36 million additional than in the same period of 2016. At 6%, increase was well above the trend of recent years, making the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010. Visitor numbers reported by destinations around the world reflect strong request for international travel in the initial half of 2017, according to the new UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Worldwide, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) increased by 6% compared to the same six-month period last year, well above the sustained and consistent trend of 4% or higher increase since 2010. This represents the strongest half-year in seven years.
  • Hong Kong wants "quality tourists" from mainland flood

    CHINA, 2014/02/13 People Power is proposing an entry tax of HK$100 on visitors arriving by land to attract "quality tourists" willing to spend and counter a projected surge in mainland travelers in the next few years. But government officials and tourism insiders panned the move, which analysts said takes chance of a surge in localist sentiment against mainlanders. Lawmakers Albert Chan Wai-yip and Raymond Chan Chi-chuen proposed the tax be included in Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's budget.
  • Hong Kong Tourism Board set to promote destination in Barcelona

    HONG KONG, 2013/10/24 Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong, a division of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, is set to promote their destination at EIBTM - as a premier capital for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions in the Asia Pacific region. EIBTM (, the leading world event for the meetings and events industry, has confirmed that Hong Kong Tourism Board Meetings & Exhibitions ( has signed up as a premium partner of this year’s Association Program at EIBTM, taking place November 19-21 at the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona. Their premier partnership with the EIBTM Association Program ( aims to provide Association Buyers with insight into the opportunities that Hong Kong holds as a MICE destination, providing one stop professional support and customized hospitality and marketing services for the sector.
  • Latest Hong Kong visitor statistics

    HONG KONG, 2013/08/11 The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced today (9 August) that about 12 million overnight visitor arrivals were recorded between January and June this year, representing an 8.7% year-on-year increase and 47.1% of all visitor arrivals during the period. The table below shows the breakdown of overnight visitor arrivals from the various market regions in the initial half of 2013:
  • Hong Kong Braces for More Mainland Tourists 2012-08-31

    HONG KONG, 2012/08/31
  • HK hotels tap Chinese tourism rise in Japan

    HONG KONG, 2011/02/20 There was a time at the same time as the Japanese were nearly each country's favourite free-spending Asian tourists. But for Japan, the economic unkindness of the completed few decades has brought about a sea change, and instantly the Japanese find themselves assiduously rolling out the red carpet to welcome Chinese tourists.