09 Jan '12, 8am

Hong Kong breaks tourists record with the number of holiday makers to the city increasing by 16.4%

Hong Kong breaks tourists record with the number of holiday makers to the city increasing by 16.4%

HONG KONG - Tourist arrivals hit a record high in Hong Kong in 2011 with nearly 42 million visitors, boosted by a huge increase of people from mainland China, tourism officials said. The number of holiday makers to the city increased 16.4 per cent from 2010 to 41.92 million, with about two-thirds coming from mainland China, according to the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) in a statement late Thursday. Mainland tourist figures jumped 23.9 per cent year-on-year, helping to offset a decline of 2.4 per cent from Japan following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster. "Looking into 2012, notwithstanding uncertainty in the global economic environment, the HKTB will continue to invest in promotions in different key source markets," board chairman James Tien said. "We project there will be single-digit growth in visitor arrivals in 2012." Tourism accounts for about 3.4 per ce...

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