Macau received 26.7 million visitors in the first ten months of 2017, which was a rise of 4.6% against the same period, and visitors stayed for an average of 2.1 days, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said.
The number of visitors from mainland China (18.1 million) and South Korea (724,600) rose by 7% and 36.8%, respectively year on year and visitors from Hong Kong (5.1 million) and Taiwan (887,400) fell by 3.5% and 1.0%, respectively.
In October, Macau received 2.8 million visitors, having recorded growth of 16.2% in monthly terms and 7.9% in annual terms, which were due to holidays to celebrate the establishment of the People’s Republic of China and the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Of the visitors entering Macau in October 2.0 million were from mainland China, an year-on-year increase of 12.8%, with most coming from the provinces of Guangdong (835,800), Hunan (96,700) and Fujian (77,400). (macauhub)