Macau received 14.1 million visitors in the first half of 2013, which was a rise of 4.2 percent against the same period of 2012, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said.
In the first six months of the year the number of visitors from mainland China rose by 9.8 percent year on year to 8.9 million people whilst the number of visitors from South Korea (226,000) rose 5.3 percent. Visitors from Hong Kong (3.3 million) and from Taiwan (458,000) fell 3.3 percent and 8.6 percent, respectively in the period.
In June alone 2.3 million visitors arrived in Macau, which was a year-on-year increase of 10.4 percent, with visitors from mainland China totalling 1.46 million, or 20 percent more than in June 2012.
In June the number of visitors from South Korea (33,500) and from India (21,700) rose by 12.7 percent and 14.2 percent year on year. (macauhub)