More than 20.2 million people visited Macau in the first half of 2019, an increase of 20.6% year-on-year, according to the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau, which added that visitors remained in the territory for an average of 1.1 days, or a drop of 0.1 days.
Mainland China accounted for 14.3 million visitors or 70.8% of the total, up 22.3% year-on-year, followed by Hong Kong with 3.6 million (up 23.2%), Taiwan with 535,500 (+2.0%) and South Korea with 450,000 (+6.2%).
In June, Macau was visited by 3.0 million people, with those from Mainland China accounting for 2.1 million, a year-on-year increase of 19.9%.
The number of visitors arriving in June by land totalled 2.2 million, an increase of 51.5% year-on-year, with 1.5 million arriving through Portas do Cerco and 476,100 along the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. (Macauhub)