Macau was visited by 8.5 million people in the first quarter of the year, an increase of 8.6% compared to the same period of 2017, according to the Statistics and Census Bureau, which added that visitors remained in the territory an average of 1.2 days.
The number of visitors from Mainland China (6.0 million) and South Korea (240,000) increased by 13.4% and 4.6%, respectively, on an annual basis, while Hong Kong (1.4 million) and Taiwan (253,300) recorded a drop of 2.8% and 0.9%, respectively.
In March, 2.7 million visitors visited Macau, increasing 9.3% on a year-on-year basis and a decrease of 11.0% against the previous month.
Of the visitors from mainland China who entered Macau in March – more than 1.8 million – most were from the provinces of Guangdong (743,000), Hunan (84,500) and Fujian (66,600). (macauhub)