Macau received 10.3 million visitors between January and April of this year, which was a rise of 9 percent year on year, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau said.
If this rate of growth continues Macau is expected this year to receive over 30 million visitors, which will be more than the 29.3 million visitors it received in 2013.
Visitors from mainland China (+16 percent), South Korea (+17 percent) and Japan (+5 percent) increased whilst visitors form Hong Kong (-5 percent) and Taiwan (-5 percent) fell.
In April 2.6 million people visited Macau, or 10 percent more year on year, 1.7 million of which were from mainland China, mainly the provinces of Guangdong (685,800 people), Fujian (72,300 people) and Hunan (64,000 people).
In April visitors stayed for an average of 1.0 days, which was the same amount of time as in April 2013. (macauhub/MO)