Macau receives 17.5 million visitors in the first seven months

24 August 2016

Macau received 17.56 million visitors in the first seven months of 2016, which was a rise of 0.9% against the same period of 2015, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said.

The number of visitors from mainland China (11.58 million) rose by 0.3% year on tear and those from South Korea (364,600) and Taiwan (623,300) rose by 10.3% and 11.5%, respectively, with visitors from Hong Kong down 1.7% to 3.67 million.

Visitors remained in Macau for an average of 1.2 days, or 0.2 days more year on year.

In July 2.79 million people visited Macau, an increase of 18.5% against June due to the start of the summer holidays. Against the same period of last year the increase was 5.5% and 1.83 million of the visitors were from mainland China. (macauhub/MO)