Strong Arrivals Growth Continues For Asia-Pacific Region
International arrivals into the Asia Pacific region are riding
the strong growth momentum of previous years with a gain of 5.4% during the 1st
1/2 of 2015, resulting in close to 12.5 million additional arrivals
year-on-year. Last year the region recorded 6.1% growth, topping 550 million
arrivals to the Asia Pacific region have collectively shown significant growth
over the last 5 years, rising from almost 455 million in 2010 to over 552
million in 2014.
continued its regional 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.
Hong Kong SAR and the U.S. were the top 3 generating markets for all
international arrivals within the Asia Pacific region in 2014.
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 5% for the same destinations and periods of 2014.
Americas region is showing the strongest 2015 period growth (6.8%) year on
year, followed by the Pacific (6.3%) and then Asia (5.0%).
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.