Hong Kong Outbound in July and August unchanged despite unrests


ITE Hong Kong’s only travel fair held as Planned with more overseas visitors


HONG KONG,  CHINA – Media OutReach – 3 October 2019 – Apparently
undaunted by social unrests since June this year, Hong Kong citizens made 7.973
million departures in July, up 2.3%, of which 1.233 million via Airport, and in August
7.566 million departures, almost no change, according to latest government
statistics! But understandably inbound were affected!


ITE Hong Kong’s
only travel fair held as planned in June despite protests in streets nearby
several days in the same week! It drew
in two trade days 11613 buyers and visitors, of whom 63% from Hong Kong,
22% from Guangdong, 4% from other parts of China, and 11% from other Asia; and
overall around 6% drop with all decreases from locally but increases from


All present were ITE2019’s 675 exhibitors, of whom 87.5% from abroad and
mainland China! Among the 56 participating countries and regions over half from
outside Asia.  ITE also highlights theme / in-depth travels popular with
upmarket travelers.


Attending ITE’s 2
public days were 73665 quality visitors, of whom 85% FIT or private
tour, while 67% book at fairground and 61% online booking directly with
suppliers like airlines and hotels, so accessible to overseas sellers. 
Actually, Hong
Kong rank World’s 11st & Asia 3rd largest outbound Market with such
spending totaling US$26.5 billion in 2018, up 4.3%!   


ITE Hong Kong
combines the 34th ITE Leisure & the 15th ITE MICE
will be held from June 11
— 14
at the
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.  ITE offers
exhibitors B2B, B2 MICE, B2C programs.
Examples include Business Matching
for quick dating between buyers and sellers, help exhibitors holding trade seminar or workshop etc. 


ITE MICE the only MICE show in the Greater Bay Area (the
, which
includes three of China’s top five cities of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
and Guangzhou and 8 other major cities in the Pearl River Delta. The Bay
has a cumulative GDP of US$1.69 trillion and population of 68 million. In 2019,
over 6000 trade visitors are from travel agents / operators and some
2200 from MICE / corporations, while 141 exhibitors present MICE products.


Organized by TKS Exhibition Services Ltd., ITE supported by China’s
Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Hong Kong Tourism Board etc.  Detail /
enquiry at www.itehk.com or
wechat: ite-hongkong