Hong Kong visitor arrivals are up 10 percent, driven by increased holiday traffic during the Labor Day weekend.
More than 365,000 people visited Hong Kong during the three-day holiday, with 254,000 coming on Saturday and Sunday, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.
The figure is up 9 percent from last year.
Labor Day fell on a Sunday this year, so Monday was also a holiday in Hong Kong.
Of those 254,000 visitors, 202,000 were mainland Chinese, up 14.1 percent from a year ago.
Joseph Tung, executive director of the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong, said Japanese tourists have been taking advantage of a stronger yen.
Also, Hong Kong hotels have been offering lower rates, he said.
The short break meant holidaymakers chose a closer destination, Michael Wu, honorary adviser to the Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents, said.
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