Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that total spending of visitors (excluding gaming expenses) boosted by 374.3% year-on-year to MOP4.80 billion in the third quarter of 2021, attributable to a surge of 143.6% in number of visitor arrivals and a growth of per-capita spending of visitors. Total spending of overnight visitors (MOP4.22 billion) and same-day visitors (MOP580 million) soared by 481.3% and 102.8% year-on-year respectively. In the first three quarters of 2021, total spending of visitors amounted to MOP18.14 billion, an uplift of 199.3% year-on-year.
Per-capita spending of visitors was MOP2,626 in the third quarter, an increase of 94.7% year-on-year. Spending of visitors from mainland China leapt by 93.4% year-on-year to MOP2,597, with spending of those travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme (MOP5,917) growing by 52.3%. Meanwhile, per-capita spending of overnight visitors (MOP4,994) and same-day visitors (MOP590) recorded a rise of 74.8% and 2.4% year-on-year respectively.
As regards type of expense, visitors spent primarily on shopping (61.0% of per-capita spending) in the third quarter, which was followed by accommodation (18.6%) and food & beverage (15.9%). Per-capita shopping spending of visitors expanded by 77.6% year-on-year to MOP1,603, of which spending on cosmetics & perfume (MOP501) and handbags & shoes (MO313) grew by 22.4% and 530.2% respectively. Analysed by main purpose of visit, per-capita spending of visitors coming to Macao for vacation (MOP5,574) and shopping (MOP3,019) jumped by 36.1% and 186.0% year-on-year respectively.
With respect to visitors’ comments in the third quarter of 2021, the proportions of visitors who complimented on services of retail shops (93.2%) and restaurants (91.4%) both grew by 0.2 percentage points quarter-to-quarter; their satisfaction towards other services and facilities, however, registered decreases to different extents. The proportions of visitors who were satisfied with the services of public facilities (94.4%), gaming establishments (87.6%) and public transport (85.7%) went down by 1.0 percentage point, 3.4 percentage points and 3.2 percentage points quarter-to-quarter respectively. Moreover, the proportion of visitors who considered that there were adequate points of tourist attractions in Macao (70.2%) showed a drop of 3.8 percentage points quarter-to-quarter.
(Statistics and Census Service)
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