Source: Government of Macao Special Administrative Region Statistics and Census Service
Monday 24th July, 2017
Visitor Arrivals for June 2017
Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that visitor arrivals totalled 2,378,615 in June 2017, up slightly by 0.9% year-on-year but down by 7.5% month-to-month. Overnight visitors (1,348,607) went up by 10.1% year-on-year while same-day visitors (1,030,008) decreased by 9.1%. The average length of stay of visitors rose by 0.1 day year-on-year to 1.3 days; the average length of stay of overnight visitors dropped by 0.1 day year-on-year to 2.1 days, whereas that of same-day visitors remained unchanged at 0.2 day.
Visitors from Mainland China increased by 1.8% year-on-year to 1,544,237 in June, with those travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme (704,720) rising by 5.8%. Mainland visitors came mainly from Guangdong Province (625,932), Hunan Province (74,867) and Fujian Province (65,042). Visitors from the Republic of Korea (66,758) surged by 42.2%, while those from Hong Kong (491,687) and Taiwan (86,180) dropped by 3.9% and 9.9% respectively. Moreover, visitors from the United States (15,213), Australia (5,954), Canada (4,517) and the United Kingdom (3,862) registered year-on-year decrease.
Analysed by mode of transport, number of visitor arrivals by land (1,319,674) was similar to that of June 2016, with those arriving through the Border Gate (1,136,712) decreasing by 1.8%. Visitor arrivals by sea (842,418) edged up by 0.1% year-on-year; those disembarking at the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal (506,891) grew slightly by 0.8%, while those arriving at the Taipa Ferry Terminal (335,527) edged down by 0.9%. Visitor arrivals by air (216,523) increased by 9.9% year-on-year, with those arriving at the airport (215,665) rising by 9.8%.
In the first half year of 2017, visitor arrivals totalled 15,564,303, up by 5.4% year-on-year; overnight visitors (8,097,495) rose by 13.0% while same-day visitors (7,466,808) dropped by 1.8%. The average length of stay of visitors (1.2 days) and same-day visitors (0.2 day) held stable; whereas that of overnight visitors (2.1 days) fell by 0.1 day. Visitors from Mainland China (10,333,096), the Republic of Korea (433,492), Hong Kong (3,115,586) and Taiwan (520,485) went up by 6.1%, 38.7%, 1.9% and 0.1% respectively year-on-year. Visitors from the United States (92,552) and Canada (37,271) increased, while those from Australia (44,977) and the United Kingdom (28,511) recorded decrease.