Tourists throng Victoria Peak, which offers a panoramic view of Hong Kong Island, on May 1, 2023. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)
HONG KONG – Hong Kong recorded 2.89 million provisional visitor arrivals in April, an 18 percent increase from the previous month, the Hong Kong Tourism Board said Monday.
The daily average figure for April is equivalent to about 58 percent of that before the pandemic, the HKTB said in a statement.
According to the HKTB, there were 2,303,943 visitors from the mainland in April, up from 1,970,777 the previous month
Most visitors in April came from the Chinese mainland and Southeast Asia, with the number of mainland visitors showing a remarkable increase during the last weekend of the month preceding the Labor Day Golden Week.
With the Easter holidays and the end of Ramadan, visitors from Southeast Asian markets also recorded a relatively large increase, the HKTB said.
According to the HKTB, there were 2,303,943 visitors from the mainland in April, up from 1,970,777 the previous month. On the other hand, the number of non-mainland visitors reached 588,313, also up from 483,316 in March.
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Short-haul travelers numbered 277,775 while long-haul visitors reached 170,108, the HKTB added.