Date
22 July 2017
Ocean Park management said the number of visitors to the theme park fell 14 percent last year. Photo: HKEJ
Ocean Park management said the number of visitors to the theme park fell 14 percent last year. Photo: HKEJ

Ocean Park sees first slide in visitor numbers since 2008

Ocean Park Hong Kong saw a 14 percent plunge in the number of visitors last year, the first decline since 2008 when a 7.8 percent decline was recorded, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported on Friday.

Chairman Leo Kung Lin-cheng said 6.7 million people visited the theme park in 2015, down from 7.8 million a year ago. He attributed the decline to the falling number of mainland Chinese tourists in the city.

Kung, however, noted an uptrend in the number of local visitors, who accounted for 40 percent of the total.

He said there are no plans to cut entrance ticket prices, but the theme park will unveil new features and promotions to attract more tourists, particularly from India.

The theme park will also start the construction of Fullerton Hotel in Tai Shue Wan next year. The facility, which will have a total gross floor area of 440,000 square feet, can provide up to 460 rooms by 2020.

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