HK logs 4.19m cross-boundary travelers during Labor Day break

Visitors wait in long queues to enter a museum in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, May 1, 2024. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

Hong Kong recorded 4.19 million cross-boundary travelers during the Wednesday to Sunday Labor Day break, the Immigration Department announced on Monday.

Among the 2.1 million inbound passengers, 36.5 percent, or more than 766,000, came from the Chinese mainland, which is 22 percent year-on-year growth. The number of mainland tourists is also close to the government’s pre-holiday estimation of 800,000.

Lo Wu was the busiest checkpoint during the holiday, receiving 896,035 passengers.

Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism Kevin Yeung Yun-hung said on Sunday that the Labor Day break was expected to bring more than HK$2 billion ($225.9 million) in revenue to Hong Kong, and the SAR government would step up the development of in-depth tours to draw more visitors in the future.


Source: China Daily [2024-05-06]