Macau received more than 890,000 visitors from 1 to 7 October, during the so-called Golden Week to mark the 1 October, the National Day of the People’s Republic of China, the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) reported.
The MGTO, which pointed out that these figures are still provisional, also reported that the more than 890,000 visitors registered this year represent an increase of 7.2% over the number recorded in the same period of 2017.
The Greater China market accounted for 94.9% of the total number of visitors, totalling 849,000, up 10.9% year-on-year, with 734,000 or 82.1% of the total coming from mainland China.
Visitors from Hong Kong totalled 101,000, down 2.7% and Taiwan accounted for 12,000 visitors, down 23.6% year-on-year.
The MGTO added that the increase this year was based on a number of factors, such as improvements in the regional transport network, alongside additional festivities and diversity of cultural events, such as the closing show of the Macau International Fireworks Display Contest and the Macau International Music Festival this year, alongside cuisine and good weather during the holidays.
Hotels (hotels and bed and breakfasts) recorded a daily average occupancy rate of 92.0%, a slight decrease of 0.6 percentage points year-on-year, with an average price per room of 1942.0 patacas (US$243 ), registering an increase of 10.1%. (macauhub)