HK's visitor arrivals up 18 pct in October

20:27, November 30, 2010      

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The visitor arrivals to Hong Kong in October rose 18 percent to 3.26 million compared with the same period last year, with Chinese mainland arrivals up by over 20 percent, the Hong Kong Tourism Board announced on Tuesday.

The sustained growth momentum in overall arrivals was led by the rise of Chinese mainland arrivals during the National Day Golden Week holidays, said the Tourism Board.

In the first 10 months, arrivals from the mainland added up to over 18.53 million, surpassing the 2009 full-year figure.

The strong performance reflected the continued growth of outbound travel among mainland residents, as fueled by the robust mainland economy, as well as the popularity of Hong Kong as a travel destination for the mainland's visitors, they said.

In the first 10 months, Hong Kong's total visitor arrivals cumulated to 29.4 million, 23 percent more than the same period last year.

Source: Xinhua


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