Macau welcomed 39.4 million visitors in 2019, an increase of 10% compared with 2018, when 35.8 million people visited the territory, according to a statement from Public Security Police.
The majority of visitors, around 28 million or 71% of the total, came from mainland China, and the other large numbers were visitors from Hong Kong and Taiwan.
The 10 largest source markets for visitors to Macau in 2019 were South Korea, Philippines, Japan, the United States, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Singapore and Australia, although detailed figures for each of these countries were not disclosed.
The statement added that the number of travellers who use the Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macau bridge border post has been growing continuously since it opened on 23 October 2018, and had recorded 13.3 million entries and exits, or about 7.0% of the total.
With a growing number of travellers using the Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macau Bridge, the number of entries and exits in the maritime terminals of Porto Exterior and Taipa fell by 37% and 30%, respectively, when compared with 2018.
Macau International Airport handled 9.6 million passengers in 2019, which was an on-year rise of 16%, airport management company Companhia do Aeroporto de Macau (CAM) said
The statement underlined the fact that the number of passengers who used the airport is 14 times greater than the population of Macau, which at the end of September totalled 676,100 people. (macauhub)