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Macau Grand Prix and Food Festival boost November arrivals

Just over 800,000 visitors recorded, mainly from mainland, but still one-third of arrivals in November 2019.

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Just over 800,000 visitors recorded, mainly from mainland, but still one-third of arrivals in November 2019.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:46 am

Macao’s visitor arrivals jumped by 144.1 per cent month-on-month to 801,300 in November.

The Statistics and Census Bureau attributed the strong growth to events such as the Macau Grand Prix and Macau Food Festival last month. 

Year-on-year, last month’s visitor arrivals increased by 25.9 per cent, however numbers still trailed November 2019 when nearly 3 million were recorded. 

Same-day visitors rose year-on-year by 64.4 per cent to 513,887 in November, while overnight visitors fell by 11.2 per cent to 287,413. 

Mainlanders accounted for 92.5 per cent of all visitors in November. However, there were 54,655 visitors from Hong Kong and 5,297 from Taiwan. 

Due to Macao’s strict Covid-19 prevention and control measures, foreign nationals without the right of abode in Macao have been barred from entering the city since March last year. Special entry rules have been imposed on visitors from the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan. 

In the first 11 months of the year, visitor arrivals grew by 31.5 per cent year-on-year to 6.88 million.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:46 am

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