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Visitor arrivals up 1.7 pct in early October

The first five days of the National Day Golden Week attracted some 789,438 visitors to the city, an increase of 1.7 per cent compared to the same period last year, the latest data published by Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) reveals. Between October 1 and October 5, more than 85 per cent of the total […]

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:52 am

The first five days of the National Day Golden Week attracted some 789,438 visitors to the city, an increase of 1.7 per cent compared to the same period last year, the latest data published by Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) reveals.

Between October 1 and October 5, more than 85 per cent of the total visitors to the city were from Mainland China, some 674,015, an increase of 6.5 per cent year-on-year. However, the authorities noted that the figures did not exclude arrivals registered by Mainlanders who are working or studying in the Special Administrative Region.

On Monday alone, a total of 157,430 visitor arrivals were recorded at the city’s border checkpoints, of which 133,093 were from Mainland China, representing a year-on-year rise of 1.2 per cent and 1.8 per cent year-on-year, respectively.

In fact, Macau saw its daily tourist number surge 18.6 per cent year-on-year on October 2, amounting to 179,810, while 152,850 of the total were Mainland visitors, who soared 24.3 per cent year-on-year.

Nevertheless, on Monday, only 130,930 visitor arrivals were registered, the lowest number of the five days, as well as a plunge of 20.3 per cent compared to one year ago.

Meanwhile, some 524,370, or 68.7 per cent of the total visitors that the city welcomed in the five days, entered the territory through the Border Gate.

The seven-day Chinese national holiday ends on Thursday. (macaunews/MGTO)

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:52 am

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