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Visitors arrivals up 8pc in the first half year of 2018

In the first half year of 2018, visitor arrivals to Macau totalled 16,814,190, up by 8.0% year-on-year, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:46 am

In the first half year of 2018, visitor arrivals to Macau totalled 16,814,190, up by 8.0% year-on-year, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).

Visitors from Mainland China (11,705,164) and Taiwan (524,947) increased by 13.3% and 0.9% respectively year-on-year, while those from the Republic of Korea (423,952) and Hong Kong (3,000,131) dropped by 2.2% and 3.7% respectively.

Visitors from the United States (96,586) recorded year-on-year growth, whereas those from Australia (44,776), Canada (36,859) and the United Kingdom (28,195) declined.

Visitor arrivals totalled 2,602,853 in June 2018, up by 9.4% year-on-year.

From Mainland China arrivals increased by 13.5% year-on-year to 1,752,222 in June, with those travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme rising by 15.0% to 810,339.

Mainland visitors came primarily from Guangdong Province (698,795), Hunan Province (84,683) and Fujian Province (67,856).

Visitors from Hong Kong (501,451) and Taiwan (92,897) increased by 2.0% and 7.8% respectively year-on-year; however, those from the Republic of Korea (57,787) dropped by 13.4%.

Arrivals by land grew by 12.1% year-on-year to 1,478,786, with those arriving through the Border between Mainland China and Macau (1,274,010) increasing by 12.1%.

Visitor arrivals by sea went up by 1.4% year-on-year to 854,073 and by air 269,994, up by 24.7% year-on-year.

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:46 am

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