Hong Kong Tourism Board reports over 10 million visitors in first five months of 2023

Dane Cheng

8th June 2023 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Tourism Board’s Executive Director, Dane Cheng, announced today that the number of visitors to Hong Kong has surpassed 10 million in the first five months of 2023. Cheng described the figures as good and expressed hope that the numbers would continue to grow. The Tourism Board will maintain its forecast of 26 million visitors for the full year.

Cheng said that the Tourism Board conducted surveys at different attractions and found that, in addition to tourist hotspots, activities such as nature outings and cultural and artistic facilities like the West Kowloon Cultural District are also popular with visitors, becoming new highlights of Hong Kong tourism.

He continued by saying that, based on foreign experience, in the early stages of recovery, visitors mainly come from neighboring regions, while long-haul travellers will gradually return. He hopes that Hong Kong’s reception capacity will continue to improve, including at the airport, airlines, and hotels, to ensure that visitors have a good experience and are not in a rush to return to the peak levels of 2017-2018.