New law aims to put a stop to short stays in residential units, with an eye on the future once tourism recovers.
Total for the year is 7.7 million, most from mainland China with a large proportion coming from the Greater Bay Area.
‘Macao Light Festival – Visitors from Mars’ extended until 16 January to capitalise on the impact of city’s mega event.
Christmas celebrations work their magic on visitors, but tourism industry still performing poorly compared to two years ago.
Just over 800,000 visitors recorded, mainly from mainland, but still one-third of arrivals in November 2019.
More guests are on staycations; numbers still well below October 2019, when more than 1 million overnighted in the city.
Tightened Covid-19 travel restrictions blamed for disappointing numbers, which look even worse alongside the 3 million visitors in October 2019.
Relaxed cross-border travel arrangements spur arrivals, however numbers still trail the millions recorded in 2019 before Covid-19 struck.
Disappointing figures blamed on Covid-19 cases; government expected to review budget in light of reduced income from casinos.
Increase in arrivals an encouraging sign, as spending in the first half of 2021 reaches MOP 13.34 billion.
Relaxed NAT rules encourage mainland visitors; tourism officials hope the summer holidays will see the return of 30,000 daily arrivals.
MGTO boss says new attractions, and the city’s revamped Grand Prix museum, will draw more arrivals to the city.
High occupancy and healthy rates in hotels outperform Chinese New Year as heavy MGTO promotion encourages mainlanders to visit in their thousands.
MGTO optimistic as mainlanders respond to promotion drive that highlights Macao’s attractions and stresses its health and safety.
Bigger numbers helped by a massive influx of mainlanders who favour the Individual Visit Scheme.
Arrivals are down by 80 per cent on last year, as mainlanders steer clear of Macao’s tourism offerings.
Macao recorded 5.89 million visitor arrivals last year, a year-on-year drop of 85.0%.
The police recorded 69.55 million entries and exits by locals and visitors at the city’s border checkpoints last year, a 64.2% decrease from 2019.
Mainlanders accounted for 92.5%of all visitor arrivals. Some 51.5% of all mainland visitors came from the Greater Bay Area.
Macao’s number of visitor arrivals grew by 29.6% month-to-month to 581,986 last month, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said in a statement on Tuesday.
Macao’s visitor arrivals rose 206.9% month-to-month but fell 93.7% year-on-year to 227,113 in August, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Monday.
Local residents accounted for 53 per cent of Macao hotels’ guests last month.
Macao’s number of visitor arrivals in July rose 228.1% month-on-month but fell 97.3% year-on-year to 74,006.
In the first half of 2020, the number of visitor arrivals decreased by 83.9% year-on-year to 3,268,900, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).
Macao’s 108 hotels and guesthouses recorded 116,000 guests last month, a year-on-year decline of 89.9%.