Macau received 23.2 million visitors in the first ten months of 2012, which was a drop of 0.8 percent against the same period of 2011, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said.
In that period the number of visitors from mainland China (13.9 million), South Korea (365,900) and Japan (344,600) rose by 5.2 percent, 10.9 percent and 9.1 percent, respectively. The number of visitors from Hong Kong (5.9 million) and Taiwan, China (903,300) fell by 6.3 percent and 13.1 percent, respectively against the first ten months of 2011.
In October, the total number of visitors to Macau was 2.3 million, which was a year-on-year drop of 1.2 percent, and 61.5 percent of the total or 1.4 million were from mainland China, mainly from the provinces of Guangdong and Fujian.
In that period the number of visitors from Hong Kong (566,300), south Korea (34,500) and the Philippines (25,500) rose 1.4 percent, 26.0 percent, and 1.4 percent, respectively. The number of visitors from Taiwan, China (86,200), and from Japan (25,500) fell by 10.1 percent and 21.6 percent, respectively. (macauhub)