Hong Kong Tourism Board says number of visitors to the city in January rose threefold, to 498,689 from 160,578 in December.
Hong Kong’s travel business showed signs of recovery in January with Cathay Pacific Airways carrying 1 million passengers a month for the first time since the Covid
-19 pandemic broke out and arrival numbers surging.
The city’s flagship carrier on Wednesday said it would add more cross-border flights by the end of this month after pandemic-related travel restrictions with mainland China were lifted gradually in January.
The Hong Kong Tourism Board revealed that the number of visitors to the city in January had risen threefold, to 498,689 from 160,578 in December. Last year, 604,564 people visited Hong Kong, a fraction of the 55.9 million tourists in 2019.