Macau received 16.8 million visitors during the first half of the year, a number representing an increase of 8.0 percent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census services reports.
The number of visitors from mainland China (11.7 million) and Taiwan (524,900) respectively rose 13.3 percent and 0.9 percent year-on-year, while the figures for visitors from Hong Kong (3.0 million) and South Korea (423,900) were down 3.7 percent and 2.2 percent, respectively.
In June Macau received 2.6 million visitors, up 9.4 percent year-on-year, with an average stay of 1.3 days, identical to the figure for June 2017.
Visitors from mainland China mostly came from the provinces of Guangdong (698,700), Hunan (84,600) and Fujian (67,800).
The number of visitors from Hong Kong (501,400) and Taiwan (92,800) respectively increased by 2.0 percent and 7.8 percent in annual terms, while the number of visitors from South Korea (57,700) fell by 13.4 percent. (Macauhub)