Source: Government of Macao Special Administrative Region Statistics and Census Service
Thursday 24th August, 2017
Visitor Arrivals for July 2017
Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that as the summer holiday approached, visitor arrivals increased by 22.7% month-to-month to 2,917,953 in July 2017 and went up by 4.4% year-on-year. Overnight visitors (1,609,426) rose by 10.6% year-on-year while same-day visitors (1,308,527) dropped by 2.3%. The average length of stay of visitors was 1.2 days, the same as in July 2016, with overnight visitors and same-day visitors staying an average of 2.1 days and 0.2 day respectively.
Visitors from Mainland China increased by 9.6% year-on-year to 2,016,066 in July, with those travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme (991,560) rising by 12.8%. Mainland visitors came mainly from Guangdong Province (839,456), Hunan Province (97,016) and Fujian Province (84,239). Visitors from the Republic of Korea (74,129) surged by 42.6% while those from Hong Kong (559,421) and Taiwan (102,990) dropped by 9.6% and 0.3% respectively. Moreover, visitors from the United States (16,169) and Canada (5,300) increased year-on-year whereas those from Australia (6,430) and the United Kingdom (4,594) decreased.
Analysed by mode of transport, visitor arrivals by land (1,626,152) went up by 3.8% year-on-year, with those arriving through the Border Gate (1,396,035) rising by 3.1%. Visitor arrivals by sea (1,044,857) increased by 2.9% year-on-year; those disembarking at the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal (632,233) and the Taipa Ferry Terminal (412,624) went up by 4.0% and 1.4% respectively. Visitor arrivals by air (246,944) grew by 15.8% year-on-year, with those arriving at the airport (245,880) rising by 15.7%.
In the first seven months of 2017, visitor arrivals totalled 18,482,256, up by 5.3% year-on-year; overnight visitors (9,706,921) rose by 12.6% while same-day visitors (8,775,335) dropped by 1.8%. The average length of stay of visitors (1.2 days) held stable as in the same period of 2016; the average for overnight visitors (2.1 days) fell by 0.1 day and that for same-day visitors (0.2 day) remained unchanged. Visitors from Mainland China (12,349,162) and the Republic of Korea (507,621) increased by 6.6% and 39.2% respectively. Number of visitors from Taiwan (623,475) was similar to the same period of last year while that from Hong Kong (3,675,007) edged down by 0.1%. Meanwhile, visitors from the United States (108,721) and Canada (42,571) registered year-on-year increase, whereas those from Australia (51,407) and the United Kingdom (33,105) decreased.