Hong Kong, a country dotted with many tourism hotspots like The Peak, Hong Kong National Park, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Madame Tussauds among others received a total of 2, 72,978 Indian visitor arrivals in the first 6 months. The figures revealed by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) represented not only a year-on-year increase of 58.4 per cent, but also the highest half-yearly figure ever recorded. Also reaching a new mark was the arrival figure for the month of June, which increased by 59.5 per cent to reach 64,053.
James Tien, Chairman, HKTB said, “Following the record-breaking results in previous months, visitor arrivals reached new heights again during the first six months, as well as June this year. We saw not only significant year-on-year growth, but also a leap upward from the 2008 level in many market regions”.
The steady positive growth is expected to continue into this summer and visitor arrivals will further increase by 20- 25 per cent. HKTB that actively involves in marketing and promoting Hong Kong as a travel destination worldwide has already planned a series of promotions and mega events to stimulate greater desire and interest among the people in visiting Hong Kong.