Hong Kong played host to about 500,000 visitors in January, marking a triple of the number logged in December last year, according to data announced by the Tourism Board on Wednesday.
The data also revealed a recovery of about 10 percent compared to the average daily arrival of 2019, HKTB said.
Apart from visitors with essential travel needs such as overnight stopovers, family visits or business trips, the share of leisure visitors also increased.
Among non-mainland travelers welcomed in January, about 85,000 were short-haul travelers and about 54,000 were long-haul travelers.
Separately, with the “Hello Hong Kong” campaign launched, the HKTB is giving out at least 1 million “Hong Kong Goodies” visitor consumption vouchers worth at least HK$100 each jointly with merchants across the city to travelers visiting the city.
Apart from welcome drinks at selected bars, restaurants and hotels, visitors can also redeem the vouchers directly at over 1,500 shops at various attractions, retail and dining outlets from today (Feb 15) for a special offer with no minimum spending requirements.
Visitors can obtain “Hong Kong Goodies” at one of HKTB’s five visitor centers at Heung Yuen Wai/Liantang control point, arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport, Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Piers, arrival hall of West Kowloon High Speed Rail Station, and Passenger Clearance Building, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
The HKTB will also distribute the visitor consumption vouchers to those who have purchased Hong Kong travel products through various online travel portals and travel agents around the world.