Macau, China, 26 Apr – Total visitor arrivals to Macau reached 6.43 million in the first quarter of 2011, up by 5.2 percent year-on-year, according to the Statistics and Census Service.
Visitors from mainland China (3,678,952), Hong Kong (1,778,994) and the Republic of Korea (106,430) increased by 10.3 percent, 3.0 percent and 28.0 percent respectively, while those from Taiwan (275,552); Japan (102,371) and Malaysia (75,154) decreased by 16.6 percent, 3.2 percent and 11.9 percent respectively.
In the first quarter of 2011, same-day visitors accounted for 54.7 percent of the total visitor arrivals, at 3,518,661.
Analyzed by mode of transport, visitor arrivals by sea totalled 2,499,356 in the first quarter of 2011, up by 1.2 percent year-on-year.
Visitor arrivals by land increased by 10.1 percent year-on-year to 3,538,533 in the first quarter of 2011; those arriving through the Border Gate totalled 3,268,288 and the majority were visitors from mainland China (80.7 pc) and Hong Kong (13.4 pc).
Visitor arrivals by air decreased by 8.9 percent year-on-year to 393,289. Visitors arriving at the Macao International Airport went down by 9.2 percent to 387,363.
Information from the Statistics and Census Service also indicated that total visitor arrivals increased by 8.9 percent year-on-year to 2,190,865 in March 2011.
Analyzed by place of residence, visitors from mainland China rose by 18.6 percent year-on-year to 1,254,117 (57.2 pc of total visitor arrivals).
Visitors from Hong Kong (592,018) and Singapore (25,398) increased by 4.0 percent and 9.3 percent respectively, while those from Taiwan (97,136); Japan (34,135) and Malaysia (34,129) decreased by 15.1 percent, 18.4 percent and 8.3 percent respectively.