In January of this year Macau received 2.5 million visitors, which was a rise of 8 percent against the same month of 2012, due to a rise in the number of visitors from mainland China, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said.
This figure means that over 83,000 people entered the 29 square-kilometre territory every day.
In the first month of the year, which included the celebration of the Lunar New Year, over 1.6 million people visited Macau from mainland China.
The number of visitors from Taiwan (77,800) and South Korea (59,100) rose by 1 percent and 2 percent, respectively year on year and visitors from Hong Kong (494,100) and Japan (25,700) fell by 3 percent and 4 percent, respectively.
The number of visitors from farther afield such as from the USA (14,400), Australia (11,300) and Canada (5,700) fell by 1 percent, 7 percent and 4 percent year on year respectively, whilst the number of visitors from Russia rose 6 percent. (macauhub)