Macau received about 20 million visitors in the first seven months of the year, mostly from Mainland China, up 7.4% over the same period of 2017, according to information released by the Statistics and Census Bureau.
Of the 19,848,487 visitors, about 13.8 million came from Mainland China, representing a 12.3% increase over the first seven months of 2017.
Between January and June, Macau received about 627,000 visitors from Taiwan, 3.5 million from Hong Kong, 483,000 from the Republic of Korea and 114,000 from the United States.
In July, Macau received 3 million visitors, up 16.6% growth compared to the same month of 2017.
More than 2 million visitors came from the provinces of Guangdong, Hunan and Fujian. From Hong Kong, 545,000 people visited, from Taiwan 101,000 and 59,000 from South Korea.
Most of the visitors’ entries, about 1.8 million, were made by land via the Portas do Cerco and the Lotus Bridge linking Macau to Hengqin Island.
If this pace of visitors is maintained, Macau may receive around 34 million people by 2018. (macauhub)