Macau draws 3.3m visitors in March

Local | 24 Apr 2019 11:35 am

Visitor arrivals to Macau increased by 24 percent on-year in March to 3.39 million, the statistics service said.

The Statistics and Census Service said overnight visitors increased by 9.1 percent year-on-year to 1.58 million, while same-day visitors soared by 40.8 percent to 1.81 million.

The average length of stay of visitors held steady year-on-year at more than a day.

Visitors from the Chinese mainland increased by 31.3 percent year-on-year to 2.38 million, mainly from Guangdong province and Hunan province. Visitors from South Korea (76,409), Hong Kong (601,344) and Taiwan (92,414) went up by 8.3 percent, 11.7 percent and 2.5 percent respectively year-on-year.

Analyzed by mode of transport, the visitor arrivals by land surged by 62.4 percent year-on-year to 2.50 million in March, with 1.79 million arriving through the Border Gate and half a million via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.

Meanwhile, the visitor arrivals by air grew by 15.2 percent year-on-year to 312,701, whereas those by sea decreased by 37.9 percent to 571,380.

In the first quarter of 2019, visitor arrivals reached 10.36 million, up by 21.2 percent year-on-year. Overnight visitors and same-day visitors increased by 9.3 percent and 33.4 percent to 4.74 million and 5.62 million respectively.

Visitors from the Chinese mainland (7.45 million) and Hong Kong (1.79 million) recorded respective growth of 23.5 percent and 21.3 percent year-on-year in the first quarter, and those from South Korea (262,051) and Taiwan (261,853) went up by 9.2 percent and 3.3 percent respectively.

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