Source: Statistics and Census Service
Monday 23rd May, 2018
Visitor Arrivals for April 2018
Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that visitor arrivals totalled 2,960,879 in April 2018, up by 8.0% year-on-year and 8.3% month-to-month. Overnight visitors (1,541,771) and same-day visitors (1,419,108) grew by 7.0% and 9.0% respectively year-on-year. The average length of stay of visitors held steady year-on-year at 1.2 days, and that of overnight visitors as well as same-day visitors remained at 2.1 days and 0.2 day respectively.
Visitors from Mainland China increased by 16.5% year-on-year to 2,060,662 in April, with those travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme rising by 16.9% to 962,704. Mainland visitors came primarily from Guangdong Province (822,618) and Hunan Province (99,243). Visitors from Taiwan (94,545) grew by 5.6% while those from the Republic of Korea (61,106) and Hong Kong (535,875) dropped by 5.9% and 12.0%. Meanwhile, visitors from the United States (19,315) increased whereas those from Australia (9,999), Canada (6,751) and the United Kingdom (6,165) decreased.
Analysed by mode of transport, visitor arrivals by land grew by 14.4% year-on-year to 1,740,479, with those arriving through the Border Gate (1,501,542) increasing by 13.7%. Visitor arrivals by sea decreased by 5.6% year-on-year to 954,443; those disembarking at the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal (551,893) dropped by 11.6% while those arriving at the Taipa Ferry Terminal (402,550) rose by 4.2%. Moreover, visitor arrivals by air totalled 265,957, representing a surge of 25.9% year-on-year.
In the first four months of 2018, visitor arrivals totalled 11,506,592, up by 8.4% year-on-year; overnight visitors (5,872,209) and same-day visitors (5,634,383) increased by 9.3% and 7.5% respectively. The average length of stay of visitors held steady year-on-year at 1.2 days, with that of overnight visitors (2.2 days) rising by 0.1 day and that of same-day visitors (0.2 day) staying unchanged. Analysed by country/place, visitors from Mainland China (8,092,036), the Republic of Korea (301,185) and Taiwan (347,935) went up by 14.2%, 2.3% and 0.8% respectively year-on-year, while those from Hong Kong (2,014,424) dropped by 5.4%. Meanwhile, visitors from the United States (65,037), Australia (32,249) and Canada (26,161) recorded year-on-year growth, whereas those from the United Kingdom (19,442) declined.