Visitor arrivals to Hong Kong down over 90% for 10 straight months


People relax and enjoy the breeze in West Kowloon waterfront park at Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong.- China Daily

HONG KONG (Xinhua): The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) Tuesday (Dec 15) announced that visitor arrivals to Hong Kong in November dropped by 99.8 per cent year-on-year to 5,962, making November the tenth month to witness a decline of over 90 per cent since February due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the figures released by the HKTB, compared with the same period last year, visitor arrivals between January and November declined by 93.2 per cent to 3.564 million.

Playing its part in fighting the virus, the HKTB has announced to cancel Hong Kong's annual New Year Countdown fireworks display and Chinese Lunar New Year parade as the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government has tightened social distancing measures to suppress the spread of the pandemic.

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