Published on : Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Giving a boost to the tourism industry in Hong Kong, provisional statistics compiled by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) show that the Total Tourism Expenditure Associated to Inbound Tourism (TEAIT) in 2012 is expected to reach HK$306.5 billion, 16.5% more than in 2011. In addition, the per capita spending of overnight visitors is projected to climb up 4.7% year-on-year to HK$7,819.
Visitor arrivals mentioned in this release include both overnight visitors and same-day in-town visitors. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), visitors are divided into two categories which are tourists or overnight visitors, if the trip involves an overnight stay; and same-day visitors or excursionists, if the trip does not involve an overnight stay.
Also, The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced that total visitor arrivals in 2012 reached 48,615,113, an increase of 16.0% over the 2011 yearly total. Out of the total arrivals, 48.9% or 23.77 million belonged to overnight visitors, 6.5% more than in 2011.