Macau visitor arrivals up in November

News on 26 Dec 2018

Almost 3.3 million visitors were recorded by the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR)’s statistic department during the month of November, up 15.3 percent year-on-year and a month to month growth of 3.6 percent.

Our readers will recall Gross gaming revenues on games of chance, recorded by the Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, for the month of November increased 8.5 percent to reach 25 billion patacas or $3.1 billion (see previous report).

The rise in visitor numbers is attributed to the opening of the 55km Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge-tunnel system on October 24, 2018.

Mainland Chinese visitors grew 15.3 percent and those from Hong Kong surged 25.6 percent.  Visitors from Korea and Taiwan dropped 6.6 percent and 2.4 percent respectively.

Visitor  arrivals by land soared 47.9 percent year-on-year to 2,314,952, with 436,660 travelling via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge; visitors arriving through the Border Gate (1,665,364) rose by 21.5 percent. Visitor arrivals by air increased by 11.3 percent year-on-year to 272,818. However, visitor arrivals by sea plunged 33.7 percent.

In the first eleven months of 2018, visitor arrivals totalled 32,233,838, up by 9.1 percent year-on-year; overnight visitors (16,751,684) and same-day visitors (15,482,154) grew by 7.2 percent and 11.1 recent respectively.

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