Hong Kong sees 7% growth in tourist footfalls from India in January-March 2019

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Hong Kong : Hong Kong witnessed 7.32 p.c rise in vacationer arrivals from India throughout January-March 2019 at 82,955 guests, helped by initiatives to advertise native tradition, open air and cruises, an official mentioned.

Hong Kong acquired 77,293 guests from India throughout January-March 2018, whereas it hosted 3,86,681 Indians throughout the complete yr.

“Looking at the trend during the first quarter, we expect a similar growth of over 7.3 percent during 2019,” Hong Kong Tourism Board Director, Market Improvement, India, Puneet Kumar advised PTI right here.

“Additionally, we are seeing that our in-market initiatives to push newer experiences in the local culture, great outdoors and cruises are yielding positive results,” he mentioned.

He mentioned within the first quarter of 2019, Hong Kong noticed sturdy double-digit progress in conferences, incentives, conferences and occasions (MICE) and fly-cruise arrivals from India.
Hong Kong sees 7% growth in tourist footfalls from India in January-March 2019

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“Going forward, we will undertake focused efforts to grow our market share in India. We want Hong Kong to stay on top of mind among Indians and we will continue to build their awareness and interest towards Hong Kong,” he added.

In 2019, the main target for the Hong Kong Tourism board is to develop its in a single day customer arrivals from India as there are quite a lot of fascinating experiences which can be but to be found, he mentioned. At the moment, India is among the many high 15 supply markets for Hong Kong.

“Our aim is to increase the number of arrivals and spends from India to be among the top 10 markets for Hong Kong,” Kumar mentioned.

At the moment, its high 10 supply markets are mainland China, Taiwan, South Korea, the US, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, UK, Singapore and Australia.

The quickest rising phase for Hong Kong immediately is the younger and prosperous Indians who’re uncovered to world tradition and experiences, he mentioned.

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