Macau received 32.2 million visitors in the period from January to November, an increase of 9.1% over the number recorded in the same period of 2017, according to the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau.
Visitors remained in Macau for an average of 1.2 days, the same as in the previous year, with the number coming from mainland China (22.8 million) and Hong Kong (5.6 million) rising by 13.3% and 1.0%, respectively.
In November, 3.2 million visitors visited Macau, with growth of 15.3% year-on-year and 3.6% on month, due to the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge .
The number of visitors from Mainland China (22.8 million) and Hong Kong (5.6 million) increased by 13.3% and 1.0%, respectively, on a yearly basis, while visitors from South Korea (735,600) and Taiwan (967,900) fell 7.7% and 0.4%, respectively.
In November, Tourism Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes predicted that the total number of people to visit Macau this year should reach 35 million, a record and an annual increase of 7.0%.