More than 26 million people visited Macau from January to October, a number that represents an annual increase of 8 percent, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau reported.
Visitors from mainland China (17.6 million or 67 percent of the total), South Korea (465,500) and Japan (249,900) rose year on year, while visitors from Hong Kong (5.3 million) and Taiwan (805,900) decreased.
In October, the number of people who arrived in Macau exceeded 2.6 million, 11 percent more year on year, due to the extended holiday to celebrate the day of the establishment of the PRC and the Chong Yeong festival (ancestor day).
Over 1.8 million people entered Macau from mainland China in October, or 20 percent more than in the same period of 2013. (macauhub/MO)