Macau, China, 26 Sept – Macau received 18.49 million visitors in the first eight months of 2011, a rise of 10.4 percent against the number of visitors in the same period of 2010, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said.
In that period the number of visitors from mainland China (10.5 million), Hong Kong (5.19 million) and South Korea (275,000) rose by 17.9 percent, 3.7 percent and 25.5 percent, respectively. The number of visitors from Taiwan (842,000), from Japan (247,000) fell by 5.3 percent and 8.8 percent, respectively.
In the first eight months of the year 7.35 million visitors arrived in Macau by sea (6.4 percent more), 10 million by land (14.7 percent more) and 1.1 million visitors arrived by air (1.4 percent more).
In August, according to DSEC, there was a record number of monthly visitors as 2.68 million people visited the territory, which was a year-on-year rise of 14.4 percent. (macauhub)