Macau visitor arrivals leap 259 pct in January

2023-02-21 02:43     Comment:0

Macau’s number of visitor arrivals last month jumped 259 percent month on month to 1.39 million, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced yesterday.

A DSEC statement attributed the huge increase to the government’s easing of COVID-19 entry curbs and the Chinese New Year holiday.

Year on year, last month’s visitor arrivals rose 101.3 percent.

Overnight visitors (816,199) and same-day visitors (581,549) soared 234.5 percent and 29.1 percent year on year respectively.

Overnight visitors’ average length of stay dipped by 0.8 day to 2.6 days.

Mainland Chinese visitor arrivals increased 54.5 percent year on year to 991,641, accounting for 70.9 percent of the total number of visitor arrivals in January. Visitors from Hong Kong (356,958) leapt 704.3 percent year on year, accounting for 25.5 percent of all visitor arrivals.

Visitors from Guangdong’s nine Greater Bay Area (GBA) cities grew 47.6 percent year on year to 608,338, or 43.5 percent of the total number of visitor arrivals.

Visitor arrivals by sea and by air rose 1,052.8 percent and 87.9 percent year on year to 149,649 and 95,163 respectively, thanks to the resumption of ferry services between Hong Kong and Macau, and a rebound in passenger traffic at the local airport, the bureau pointed out. 

Click refresh authentication code