HONG KONG -- Hong
Kong registered a record number of visitors in September, bringing
arrivals for the first nine months of 2004 past the 15.7 million
mark, more than the number of arrivals for all of 2003.
arrivals of 1.7 million were more than 200,000 ahead of the
previous best total for that month -- 1.5 million arrivals, which
was recorded in September 2003.
For the first nine
months of 2004, Hong Kong's arrival numbers represented a growth of
52.1% compared with the same period in 2003 and 34.2% compared with
Hotel occupancy in
September was 84%, the highest September figure since 1996, and two
percentage points higher than for the same months in 2002 and
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