More than 1 million people visit Macau over Lunar New Year holidays

10 February 2014

Macau received over 1 million visitors or 13 percent more than last year, in the first seven days of the Lunar New Year festivities, the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) said.

The MGTO said that between 31 January and 6 February – the holidays set in the Chinese mainland to mark the beginning of the Year of the Horse – Macau received 1.05 million visitors.

Over 770,000 visitors were from mainland China, which was a rise of 23 percent on the same period of last year.

In order to make it easier for pedestrians to walk around the historical centre of the city, for the first time the police put in place “one way lanes” on the pavements of the main streets on the days with most “traffic”.

The main holiday periods in China – during the Lunar New Year and National Day – are usually used by people to take trips. – Macau and Hong Kong are amongst the preferred destinations. (macauhub)