Macau received 18 million visitors from January to July, an increase of 8 percent compared with the same period of 2013, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau said.
Visitors from mainland China (+14 percent), Taiwan (+2 percent) and the Republic of Korea (+19 percent) increased, whilst visitors from Hong Kong fell (-6 percent) year on year.
In the seven-month period visitor arrivals in Macau were mostly from mainland China (over 12 million), Hong Kong (3.7 million) and Taiwan (558,700).
In July Macau 2.75 million people entered Macau, up 7 percent year on year, with the overwhelming majority from mainland China (1.8 million – a rise of 12.7 percent) and Hong Kong (554,600 a drop of 7.3 percent).
In the month under review visitors remained in Macau for an average period of 1.0 days, the same as in July 2013.(macaunews/macauhub)