410 mn ar­rival into Asia

In­ter­na­tional ar­rivals into the Asia Pa­cific re­gion con­tin­ued strong growth mo­men­tum of pre­vi­ous years with a gain of 5.4% dur­ing the first half-year of 2015.

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Th­ese are some of the toplevel find­ings con­tained within the An­nual Tourism Mon­i­tor 2015 Fi­nal Edi­tion re­leased by the Pa­cific Asia Travel As­so­ci­a­tion (PATA). High­lights of the An­nual Tourism Mon­i­tor 2015 Fi­nal Edi­tion in­clude:

In­ter­na­tional Visi­tors ar­rivals to the Asia Pa­cific re­gion – as de­fined by the 45 des­ti­na­tions cov­ered in this re­port – have col­lec­tively shown sig­nif­i­cant growth over the last five years ris­ing from al­most 455 mil­lion in 2010 to over 552 mil­lion in 2014.

Asia con­tin­ued its dom­i­nance in 2014, cap­tur­ing more than 410 mil­lion for­eign ar­rivals – a rel­a­tive share of more than 74% - led by North­east Asia with a share of 47% of to­tal in­ter­na­tional ar­rivals into Asia Pa­cific.

China, Hong Kong SAR and the USA were the top three gen­er­at­ing mar­kets for all in­ter­na­tional ar­rivals within the Asia Pa­cific re­gion in 2014, al­though there were sig­nif­i­cant de­vi­a­tions in that group­ing from sub- re­gion to sub-re­gion.

For early 2015, the 39 des­ti­na­tions in the Asia Pa­cific re­gion with ar­rivals data for early 2015 show a col­lec­tive gain of 5.4% year on year, com­pared to growth of five per­cent for the same des­ti­na­tions and pe­ri­ods of 2014.

Early 2015 in­dic­tors for the key source mar­ket show that Thai­land, Hong Kong SAR and Ja­pan cap­tured more than 4.1 mil­lion ad­di­tional ar­rivals from China, pe­riod over pe­riod in 2015.

The im­pact of the con­trac­tion in the Rus­sian out­bound mar­ket is also con­sid­ered in light of des­ti­na­tions across the Asia Pa­cific re­gion in early 2015, with Thai­land, Tur­key and China be­ing par­tic­u­larly neg­a­tively af­fected.

“Un­der­stand­ing the im­me­di­ate im­pacts of changes in the for­eign in­bound mar­kets al­lows us to con­tain the neg­a­tive con­se­quences and boost the pos­i­tive. This Fi­nal Edi­tion of the 2015 PATA An­nual Tourism Mon­i­tor there­fore pro­vides an im­por­tant first step in quan­ti­fy­ing th­ese changes and al­low­ing us to make re­source de­ploy­ment de­ci­sions based on those quan­tifi­ca­tion met­rics,” said PATA CEO Mario Hardy. “Our pub­li­ca­tions along with PATAmPOWER are valu­able tools for those plan­ning and making im­por­tant de­ci­sions in al­lo­cat­ing their re­sources for the fu­ture.”

Mario Hardy

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