Hong Kong Outbound Market Continues to Grow

Press Room > 2018

Hong Kong’s travel spending, which rank world’s tenth largest market by total outbound spending in 2016 was up by 5.8 percent to USD25.5 billion in 2017In 2018, Hong Kong citizens made 92.21 million departures in 2018 – averaging 12.4 departures per person. Total revenue of the city’s outbound package tours in that year grew by 8.1 percent.

An online survey last November interviewed 1,000 Hong Kong citizens found 23 percent of respondents said overseas holiday, is the largest spending item of their salary not including rent or mortgage.

During Hong Kong’s only travel fair last year that is, ITE Hong Kong 2018, FIT dominate Hong Kong outbound travels of which 84 percent prefer FIT or private group.  They are said to be highly educated (42 percent are university graduates with another 34 percent post-secondary education) and, likely with good income.

The ITE 2018 survey also found there is an interest in in-depth and theme travels. Some 4,000 replies were collected with trade visitors’ interest on study tour 28 percent, overseas wedding 21 percent, eco-tourism 35 percent and sport tourism 23 percent.

This year the ITE Hong Kong 2019, the 33rd ITE (leisure) and the 14th ITE MICE, will be held from 13 to 16 June 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.  Official pavilions in the ITE series highlight theme travels with over 85 percent of some 700 exhibitors from abroad.  The show also covers leisure and MICE travel.

For more details please visit www.itehk.com, and for enquiry contact the organizer TKS Exhibition Services Ltd, Emailtravel@tkshk.com or Tel: +852 31550600 or Wechat: itehongkong QQ: 3171980873