Visitor arrivals up 2pct during Mid-Autumn Festival

The number of visitor arrivals during the Mid-Autumn Festival weekend, from September 6 to September 9, increased by 1.93 percent to 470,072. Official figures released yesterday by the Public Security Police show that a total of 1.59 million border crossings were recorded during the three-day holiday. Of these, 780,081 were arrivals, while 806,520 were departures. The Border Gate remained the most popular border crossing for both arrivals and departures, accounting for 583,075 arrivals and 609,471 departures. The outer harbour ferry terminal was the second busiest checkpoint recording 96,109 arrivals and 94,196 departures, while the temporary ferry terminal in Taipa was the third busiest border checkpoint, registering 45,990 arrivals and 41,145 departures.