TOKYO, JAPAN – Media OutReach – 4 March 2019 – Rising rapidly in this decade to 2.2 million in 2017, Hong Kong outbound to...

TOKYO, JAPANMedia OutReach4 March 2019 – Rising rapidly in this
decade to 2.2 million in 2017, Hong Kong outbound to Japan stalled in
2018! Why ? Probably due to natural disasters there as Hong Kong
market keep growing!

In fact,
Hong Kong outbound package tours saw total revenue in 2018 grew 8.1%; for tours
during Spring Festival 2019, short haul tours saw 5% more travelers while price
no change, and long haul grew 10% despite cost increase of 5% to 10%! The city
rank
World’s Tenth largest market by total outbound
spending
in 2016! Though with only 7.4 million
people, it spent
US$25.5 billion on outbound in 2017,
up 5.8%
!

A survey
last November (1002 Hongkongers replied) found Japan, Singapore and South Korea
top three popular Asian destinations! Also, Japan the top destination based on
Airbnb Hong Kong bookings for holidays during Spring Festival this year! Media
reported recently 80% of Hokkaido’s 4 top ski resorts are from Asia, two third
of them from Hong Kong. Many prefectures of Japan exhibit in ITE Hong
Kong with co-exhibitors, taking overall 80 to 90 booths in each of the recent
years!

ITE in
2018 drew in two trade days
12460 buyers & visitors (6580 from travel agents & 2567
MICE; 9000 from Hong Kong & 2600 from China); in two public days over
90000 visitors
(84% FIT; 58% three or more holidays a year & 40% one to
two holidays). In fact. ITE draw 2000 buyers and trade visitors from the 9 top
Guangdong cities like Shenzhen and Gaungzhou of the Great Bay Area, which has a
combined GDP of nearly US$1.5 trillion and 70 million people. New bridge and
speed train extension will likely bring more Guangdong visitors to ITE.

ITE’s
B2B and B2C programs include e-newsletter
promotions, Business Matching for quick dating between buyers and
sellers, assistance in holding trade seminar or workshop,
sponsorship, online and onsite advertising etc. Also, exhibitors can sell
directly on public days only but shall follow local laws.

Organized
annually by TKS Exhibition Services Ltd,
ITE Hong Kong
2019,
the 33rd
ITE on leisure and the 14th ITE MICE
, will be held from June 13 to 16 at Hong Kong Convention &
Exhibition Centre. Details and enquiry at www.itehk.com.

Source:: Media Outreach

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