HONG KONG, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, today announced the availability of Yelp Hong Kong (http://www.yelp.com.hk). Beginning today, people across Hong Kong are able to create accounts on Yelp.com.hk to share their opinions about great local businesses. Yelp’s free iPhone and Android applications will be available as well as its free suite of business owner tools: Yelp for Business Owners (http://biz.yelp.com.hk).
"Make your way to Mong Kok or Causeway Bay and you’ll be overwhelmed by a thriving local culture — from flea markets and Tin Hau temples to double-decker trams and pop-up fairs," shares Miriam Warren, VP of New Markets. "On the other hand, you’ll find 40% of the land in Hong Kong is country parks, where you can hike through Dragon’s Back Trail or MacLehose Trail to explore some breezy, relaxing beaches. And whether it’s dim sum, dai pai dong, or private kitchens, Hong Kongers are bona fide foodies. With one of the highest concentrations of restaurants per capita in Asia, that means a lot of tasty Yelp reviews on the way."
Yelp continues its growth across Asia with the launch in Hong Kong and will appoint a Community Manager whose role will be to build a local community of Yelpers in Hong Kong and embody its commitment to connecting people with great local businesses.
Yelp is available to everyone in Hong Kong with access to the Internet, whether that be via their desktop, smartphone or tablet, and they can do so in any one of the 16 languages that Yelp currently supports, including the new addition of traditional Chinese.
Yelp Inc. (http://www.yelp.com or http://www.yelp.com.hk) connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across 29 countries. Yelp had a monthly average of approximately 138 million unique visitors in the second quarter of 2014*. By the end of the same quarter, Yelpers had written approximately 61 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Approximately 68 million unique visitors visited Yelp via their mobile device on a monthly average basis during the second quarter of 2014**.
* Source: "Users" as measured by Google Analytics
** Average monthly mobile unique visitors based on the number of unique visitors accessing Yelp via mobile web and unique devices accessing the app on a monthly average basis over a given three-month period.