Macau received around 20 million visitors in the first eight months of 2013, which was a rise of 4.7 percent against the same period of 2012, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said.
In the period between January and August the number of visitors from mainland China and South Korea rose by 11.1 percent and 4.7 percent, respectively, and the number of visitors from Hong Kong and Taiwan fell by 3.9 percent and 10.0 percent, respectively.
In the period there were also year on year decreases in the number of visitors from countries further away from Macau such as the United States (115,300), Australia (68,800) and Canada (47,000) and an increase in the number of visitors from the Unite Kingdom (38,700).
In August 2.8 million visitors arrived in Macau, which was a year-on-year increase of 7.1 percent, with visitors from mainland China totalling 1.8 million, or 15.1 percent more than in August 2012. (macauhub)