Macau, China, 28 April – Macau received 6.43 million visitors in the first quarter of 2011, which was a rise of 5.2 percent against the same period of 2010, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau said in Macau.
In that three–month period the number of visitors from China (3.67 million), Hong Kong (1.77 million) and South Korea (106,000) rose by 10.3 percent, 3.0 percent and 28.0 percent, respectively. The number of visitors from Taiwan (275,000), from Japan (102,000) and Malaysia (75,000) fell by 16.6 percent, 3.2 percent and 11.9 percent.
Of that total, 2.5 million visitors entered Macau by sea (1.2 percent more), 3.53 million (10.1 percent more) arrived by land and the number of visitors that arrived in Macau by air fell to 393,000 (8.9 percent less).
In March, the total number of visitors to Macau was 2.19 million, which was a rise of 8.9 percent as compared to the same month of 2010.
Of the total number of visitors that month, 1.25 million, or 57.2 percent were from China, which was a year on year rise of 18.6 percent. Most were from the provinces of Guangdong (647,000), Fujian (73,000) and Zhejiang (43,000).
The number of visitors from Hong Kong (592,000) and Singapore (25,000) rose by 4.0 percent and 9.3 percent respectively, but those from Taiwan (97,000), from Japan (34,000) and Malaysia (34,000) fell by 15.1 percent, 18.4 percent and 8.3 percent, respectively. (macauhub)