Macau receives fewer visitors between January and May

24 June 2015

Macau received 12.5 million visitors from January to May, a figure which represents a decrease of 2.7 percent over the same period of 2014, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau said.

The number of visitors from mainland China (8.3 million) and Hong Kong (2.6 million) decreased by 3.1 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively, year on year, but Taiwanese visitors (385,200) and those from South Korea (262,100) increased by 1.4 percent and 16.0 percent, respectively.

In May 2.5 million people visited Macau, an annual increase of 0.9 percent and a slight rise compared with April, and the average length of stay of tourists was 2.2 days.

Of the tourists that visited in May 1.69 million were from mainland China, a decline of 0.5 percent year on year. (macauhub/MO)