Macau received 4.6 million visitors in the first two months of 2012, 2.7 million of which were from mainland China, which was a rise of 8.3 percent against the same period of 2011, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said.
The number of visitors from mainland China, from South Korea (91,600) and from Japan (71,800) rose 14.7 percent, 12.5 percent, and 5.2 percent, respectively, and significant rises were also seen in the number of visitors from Russia (+97.9 percent), the Philippines (+20.0 percent), from India (+15.7 percent) and from Australia (+13.2 percent).
The number of visitors from Hong Kong (1.1 million) and from Taiwan, China (168,900) fell 2.4 percent and 5.3 percent, respectively, against the first two months of 2011.
In February, the total number of visitors to Macau was 2.1 million, which was a year-on-year drop of 1.5 percent, and 60.3 percent of the total or 1.28 million were from mainland China, mainly from the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian and Shanghai. (macauhub)