Hong Kong has registered a growth of 7.3% from India. Close to 83,000 Indian visitors arrived into Hong Kong in Q1 2019. While Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru continue top three source markets; there is a growing demand from Ahmedabad, Kochi and Pune.
In 2018, 50% of overnight visitor arrivals were from the young mid-career segment and we also saw growth in family segment that contributed close of 34% of overnight visitor arrivals from India with an average length of stay of four nights.
Speaking about the growth, Puneet Kumar, Director, Market Development (India) at Hong Kong Tourism Board said, “We want Hong Kong to stay on top of mind among Indian travellers and we want to continue building their affinity towards Hong Kong. In 2019, our focus is to efficiently communicate and engage with the young affluent Indian travellers to bring alive Hong Kong’s core experiences such as living culture and festivals, rejuvenated local neighbourhoods, soft adventure in green great outdoors, vibrant dining and nightlife scene, action packed global events and cruising from Hong Kong along with iconic sights and sound of top attractions.”
He further added, “We have lined up multiple-phased promotional campaigns in partnership with leading media, trade and non-trade partners to engage with leisure, cruise and MICE segment. With improved air connectivity on Cathay Pacific from all six key Indian ports and two new LCC’s Indigo and SpiceJet flying from Delhi and Bengaluru, we are positive about increase in market share this year. All these initiatives will make Hong Kong super attractive all-year-round holiday destination among Indians.”