Visitors up on last year, but still way below August 2019 when 3,623,116 arrivals were recorded.
Salaries and opportunities for workers in most industries improve – but survey reveals that sewage workers paid almost twice as much as fresh graduates.
More guests spell good news for city’s economy, but hotel occupancy rate is still only just over 60 per cent.
Early-bird winners already announced; other participants will learn on 30 September if they have won iPhone, massage chair or other prizes.
Staff will now complete enumeration survey before releasing initial results of population size, gender and age in December.
Population has mushroomed from 300,000 to 680,000 in 30 years, while proportion of senior citizens expected to reach 14 per cent by 2024.
Total value of retail sales grows 200 per cent year-on-year to MOP 20.70 billion between April and June.
Rise of 0.38 per cent blamed on higher prices for eating out, electricity, petrol, liquefied petroleum gas and fruit.
Most come from the mainland, and more than half from the Greater Bay Area; but totals are still way behind July 2019’s three-and-a-half million.
Increase in arrivals an encouraging sign, as spending in the first half of 2021 reaches MOP 13.34 billion.
Females currently outnumber males (just); fewer weddings, more births registered; and non-resident workers’ numbers are dropping.
Hotels still face an uphill battle as the effects of Covid-19 continue to make their presence felt through the industry.
In the wake of Covid-19, guests are up 552 per cent compared to 2020, but 34 per cent less than the glory days of the year before.
The popularity of precious metals is matched by a desire for other high-end goods such as handbags as the city overcomes Covid-19 doldrums.
Down to 49,685 at the end of the first quarter, hotel industry says this decrease was due to the “severely adverse” impact of the pandemic.
Occupancy is increasing steadily, helped by staycationers, although so far this year more than half of available beds lie empty.
However, figures show a marked improvement from the final months of 2020, while exports of services are growing again.
Shopping and eating prove to be among the most popular activities for mainland visitors, as is meeting up with friends and relatives.
Females outnumber males, more people are getting married, and 20,744 people are now crammed into each of the city’s square kilometres.
Each vehicle in the city now has just 1.85 kilometres of road to itself, as Macao’s motoring mania shows no sign of abating.
Massive increases in overseas trade in the past year point to a recovery from the downturn caused by Covid-19.
Occupancy, rates and overall numbers are all moving in the right direction after a difficult year for the hospitality industry blighted by Covid-19.
The air’s better, the MSAR’s using less water but generating much more construction waste; and this is still one of the most crowded cities in the world.
Mainland guests almost double at the city’s 120 hostelries, while the average occupancy rate is up by almost a quarter.
Bigger numbers helped by a massive influx of mainlanders who favour the Individual Visit Scheme.