According to data from the Census and Statistics Service, Macau witnessed a significant increase in the number of tourists that visited in October; estimates put the total number of visitors at 2,757,308, up 380% year over year and 19% sequentially.
The bulk of this rise was attributed to mainland China, as arrivals increased by 280% yearly to 1,949,510.
Hong Kong experienced a 1,100% increase in tourists year over year to 592,325 while Taiwan saw a 600% increase in arrivals to 53,667. The Philippines led the way with 29,864 international arrivals, followed by Korea with 25,647.
In addition, October had 1,451,703 visits in a single day and 1,305,605 visits during the course of the night, representing increases of 440% and 320%, respectively, over the previous year. The average duration of stay for tourists dropped from 0.6 days to 1.2 days in the previous year. The average duration of stay for tourists arriving the same day rose by 0.1 days to 0.3 days, while for overnight guests it fell by 0.9 days to 2.3 days.
There were 22,685,476 tourist arrivals in total in the first ten months of 2023, up 360% over the same period the previous year. This includes 11,542,405 overnight guest visits and 11,143,071 same-day visitor visits, representing growth of 460% and 290%, respectively, over the previous year. One of the main causes of October’s surge was a strong Golden Week vacation period when daily visits averaged 932,365, or 84% of pre-COVID levels.
Original story by: IAG
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