Life Fitness Cardio Life Fitness Strength Hammer Strength Group Cycling Rowers Certified Refurbished Freeweights Benches & Racks Flooring Life Fitness is the global leader in the fitness…read more
Dramatic decline in visitation sees Ocean Park lose over a million visitors in 2015
Hong Kong theme park Ocean Park saw its visitor numbers dip by 14% in 2015, slipping by over a million visits from 7.8 million visits – the highest number ever recorded – in 2014 to 6.7 million last year..
Ocean Park Corporation Chairman Leo Kung blamed the fall on a drop in visitors from mainland China coming to Hong Kong, with mainland visitors to the theme park falling by over 20%.
With their numbers having grown in recent years, mainland visitors make up half of visitation to Ocean Park while local visitors make up around 30 to 35% of the park’s total. However, there was an upward trend in locals visiting the amusement park due to promotions targeted towards them in January. There was also a rise in Indonesian and Filipino visitors.
Despite the overall fall, the park said that all the employees would receive a pay rise of up to 6%, as well as a bonus equivalent to one month’s salary.
Despite of the fall in numbers, Kung indicated that revenues had largely held up with yield per visitor rising and said there are no plans to cut entrance ticket prices.
Mindful of competition from the Shanghai Disney Resort, which opens in June, the park is unveiling new features and promotions to attract more tourists, particularly from India.
The theme park will also start the construction of its Fullerton Hotel next year.
The 460 room facility is expected to open by 2020 while its new waterpark is expected to be operational in 2018.
5th February 2016 - DISNEY TO PRICE SHANGHAI THEME PARK TICKETS CHEAPER THAN HONG KONG
28th January 2016 - HONG KONG GOVERNMENT LOOKS TO CULTURE AND SPORT TO ATTRACT VISITORS
7th November 2015 - OCEAN PARK WATERPARK TO MAKE A SPLASH IN 2018
7th October 2015 - OCEAN PARK LOOKING FORWARD TO GIANT PANDA BIRTH
17th March 2015 - HONG KONG DISNEYLAND PROFITS RISE AS VISITOR GROWTH SLOWS
4th July 2014 - HONG KONG NEEDS NEW ATTRACTIONS AND VENUES
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…read more
HTS Group Ltd provides a complete design, system integration, installation and maintenance package to the transportation, traffic engineering, parking and sports timing industries in New Zealand,…read more
Sports Padding At Rae-Line we manufacture high quality sports padding, gym mats, foam mats and protective padding, suitable for a range of different facilities. Our sports padding is…read more
Commercial Aquatics Australia provides aquatic solutions nationwide and is one of the largest and most experienced companies specialising in the design, construction, renovation, service, maintenance…read more
Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…read more
Solar Pool Heating & Swimming Pool Covers since 1974. Sunbather offer an Australian made product which undergoes continual development to enable you to trust in the Sunbather brand. We deliver a…read more
We are Aussie Strength. The ultimate supplier for Commercial Gym Equipment that's built to deliver in the toughest environments. From USA-Built hardcore weight training equipment from Arsenal…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!