Number of tourists in Macau falls 13.5 pct in March

28 April 2015

In March Macau received 2.27 million visitors, a number that represents an annual decline of 13.5 percent and is the lowest in the month since October 2012, according to the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau.

Visitors to Macau from mainland China totalled 1.45 million, a decrease of 17.6 percent compared to March 2014, with the majority coming from the provinces of Guangdong (639,800), Fujian (65,400) and Hunan (53,600).

Visitors from Hong Kong (509,700), Taiwan (73,600) and Japan (28,400) decreased by 2.4 percent, 4.7 percent and 6.0 percent, respectively, and those from South Korea (43,600) increased 7.4 percent year on year.

In the first quarter of 2015 Macau received 7.4 million visitors (-3.6 percent year on year), of which 5.0 million were from mainland China (-2.9 percent), 1.5 million from Hong Kong (-4.0 percent) and 224,800 from Taiwan (-1.5 percent). (macauhub/MO)