Macau receives 17.8 million visitors between January and October

26 November 2009

Macau, China, 26 Nov – Macau received 17.8 million visitors in the first ten months of 2009, which was a fall of 7.1 percent against the same period of 2008, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau said Tuesday in Macau.

In the period, the Bureau said that there had been a drop in the number of visitors from China (9.2 percent less or 8.9 million people), from Hong Kong (2.7 percent less or 5.6 million), from Taiwan (4.5 percent less or 1 million people) and from Malaysia (27.8 percent less and 284,000 people) and a rise of 6.2 percent in the number of visitors from Japan.

In the first ten months of the year 7 million visitors arrived in Macau by sea, a year on year fall of .2 percent, 9. Million arrived by land (7.8 percent down year on year), whilst 1.3 million people arrived by air.

The Bureau also said that in October 2.4 million people visited Macau, or 5.2 percent more than in the same month of 2008, with the number of visitors from China totalling 1 million, or 18.2 percent more year on year. (macauhub)