Macau receives around 31 million visitors in 2016

24 January 2017

Macau received 30.95 million visitors in 2016, a figure that represents an increase of 0.8% compared to that recorded in 2015, according to the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau.

The sum of visitors from mainland China (20.45 million), Hong Kong (6.41 million) and Taiwan (1.07 million) represented 90% of the total throughout the year, which was followed in descending order by the number of visitors from South Korea with 662,000 people, Japan with 300,000 and the United States with 190,000.

The largest percentage increase recorded in 2016 occurred with visitors from South Korea (+19.5%), Taiwan (+8.8%) and Japan (+6.5%), according to data released by the Bureau.

The visitors remained in Macau for an average of 1.2 days, or over 0.1 days compared to 2015.

In December Macau received 2.81 million visitors, an annual increase of 6.8% and 8.7% monthly, who remained in the territory for an average of 1.2 days, the same as in the same month 2015. (macauhub)