Macau receives 5 million visitors in January/February

24 March 2016

Macau received 5.09 million visitors in January and February, a decrease of 1.0 percent compared to the same period of 2015, reported the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau.

The Bureau also said the number of visitors from mainland China – 3.45 million or 68 percent of the total – fell 3.1 percent in annual terms, in contrast to South Korea (132,200) and Taiwan (172.4000), which saw increases of 5.8 percent and 14.1 percent, respectively.

In February 2.64 million visitors arrived in Macau, or a year on year fall of 1.2 percent but an increase of 8.1 percent compared to January due to the New Year holidays.

From mainland China, mainly Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces and Shanghai, 1.79 million people entered Macau in the second month of the year, 5.2 percent less compared to February 2015.

Visitors remained in Macau for an average of 1.1 days, or 0.2 days more compared to the same month of 2015. (macauhub/CN/MO)