Source: Government of Macao Special Administrative Region Statistics and Census Service
Friday 24th June, 2017
Visitor Arrivals for May 2017
Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that visitor arrivals totalled 2,570,428 in May 2017, up by 3.7% year-on-year and down by 6.3% month-to-month. Overnight visitors (1,376,336) went up by 14.2% year-on-year while same-day visitors (1,194,092) decreased by 6.1%. The average length of stay of visitors rose by 0.1 day year-on-year to 1.3 days; overnight visitors and same-day visitors stayed an average of 2.2 days and 0.2 day respectively, the same as in May last year.
Visitors from Mainland China increased by 4.4% year-on-year to 1,702,578 in May, with those travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme (789,488) rising by 9.9%. Mainland visitors came mainly from Guangdong Province (708,960), Hunan Province (77,676) and Fujian Province (67,590). Visitors from the Republic of Korea (72,205) surged by 50.1% and those from Taiwan (89,118) increased by 9.5%; meanwhile, visitors from Hong Kong (494,446) decreased by 1.3%. Moreover, visitors from Canada (6,653) and the United Kingdom (5,011) increased year-on-year while those from the United States (15,461) and Australia (6,873) decreased.
Analysed by mode of transport, visitor arrivals by land edged down by 0.3% year-on-year to 1,431,672, with those arriving through the Border Gate (1,247,823) decreasing by 1.5%. Visitor arrivals by sea rose by 8.3% year-on-year to 922,353; those disembarking at the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal (557,731) and the Taipa Provisional Ferry Terminal (364,622) went up by 9.0% and 7.2% respectively. Visitor arrivals by air increased by 14.5% year-on-year to 216,403, with those arriving at the airport (215,279) rising by 14.3%.
In the first five months of 2017, visitor arrivals totalled 13,185,688, up by 6.3% year-on-year; overnight visitors (6,748,888) rose by 13.7% while same-day visitors (6,436,800) dropped slightly by 0.5%. The average length of stay of visitors held stable at 1.2 days; the average stay of overnight visitors (2.1 days) dropped by 0.1 day whereas that of same-day visitors (0.2 day) remained unchanged. Visitors from Mainland China (8,788,859), the Republic of Korea (366,734), Hong Kong (2,623,899) and Taiwan (434,305) went up by 6.9%, 38.0%, 3.0% and 2.3% respectively year-on-year. Visitors from the United States (77,339), Canada (32,754) and the United Kingdom (24,649) registered year-on-year growth while those from Australia (39,023) decreased.