Another Tourist Traveling Record For Macau

Amazingly another record was broken with over 1.25 million people traveling through Macau’s check points during the three days start of the Golden Week holiday.

Macau’s immigration authorities recorded 641,005 arrivals and 611,739 departures, and a majority of those travels were made across the Gongbei-Macau border.

An estimated 484,514 traveled across the Gongbei border into Macau, and 463,285 crossed Macau into Gongbei. The Macau ferry terminal was the second busiest immigration area, with 115,622 arrivals and 111,501 departures. The Lotus Bridge welcomed 15,828 arrivals while the inner harbor received 10,139 arrivals.

The Macau International Airport recorded 14,247 arrivals and 18,216 departures.

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Macau On Target For 30 Million Visitors In 2008

received 7.5 million visitors in the first quarter of 2008, which was a rise of 17.9 percent against the same period of 2007.

The number of visitors from mainland China was 4.38 million, which was a rise of 22.6 percent, while the number of visitors from Hong Kong and Southeast Asia rose 3.3 and 63.3 percent, respectively.

In March, the total number of visitors to was 2.7 million, which was a rise of 25.6 percent year on year.

Visitors arriving in were mainly from mainland China (57.7 percent of the total), followed by those from Hong Kong (27.4 percent).

In 2007 had 27 million visitors, as compared with 22 million in 2006.

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Macau March 2008 Visitor Arrivals Up A Whopping 256

Macau visitor arrivals reached 2,713,457 in March 2008, a year-on-year increase of 25.6%. Visitors from Mainland China (1,566,179), Hong Kong (743,250) and Southeast Asia (153,921) grew by 32.4%, 11.5% and 60.4% respectively. Same-day visitors accounted for 53.2% of the total arrivals, at 1,444,785.

The majority of the visitors came from Mainland China and Hong Kong, which accounted for 57.7% and 27.4% of the total respectively. Among the Mainland visitors, 43.3% (678,822) travelled to Macao under the Individual Visit Scheme.

In the first quarter of 2008, visitor arrivals totalled 7,506,309, up by 17.9% over the same quarter of 2007. Visitors from Mainland China rose by 22.6% to 4,385,684; concurrently, those from Hong Kong and Southeast Asia increased by 3.3% and 63.3% respectively. Furthermore, same-day visitors made up 52.6% of the total arrivals, at 3,951,571.

Analyzed by mode of transport, visitor arrivals by sea went up by 10.9% over the first quarter of 2007 to 2,386,943. Among them, 2,164,981 arrived at the Outer Harbour (+8.1%), with 57.6% from Hong Kong and 23.5% from Mainland China.

Visitor arrivals by land increased by 21.4% to 4,704,257. Visitors arriving through the Border Gate rose by 14.8% to 4,448,120 and the majority were visitors from Mainland China (79.1%) and Hong Kong (14.6%).

In addition, visitor arrivals by air stood at 415,109, up by 21.3% over the first quarter of 2007. Visitors arriving at the Macao International Airport grew by 20.5% to 408,094 and those from Taiwan, China (35.0%), Southeast Asia (28.8%) and Mainland China (22.1%) were the major users.

Macau Has Record 27 Million Visitor Arrivals For 2007

registered a record high of 26,992,995 visitor arrivals in 2007, up by 23% over 2006; visitors from Mainland China and Hong Kong accounted for 55% and 30% of the total respectively. Mainland visitors travelled to under the Individual Visit Scheme totalled 7,165,203, up by 24%. Visitor arrivals in package tours rose notably by 45% to 4,233,714.

In 2007, the number of residents travelled in package tours dropped by 22% over 2006 to 212,107 and those travelled under individual arrangements using services provided by travel agencies increased by 4% to 386,927.

The opening of 3 new hotels in 2007 increased the availability of guest rooms by 24% to 16,148. While the number of hotel guests jumped by 23% year-on-year to 5,739,734, the average hotel occupancy rate rose by 5.0 percentage points to 77.2%. The average length of stay of hotel guests was 1.36 nights, an increase of 0.15 night compared with 2006.

Per-capita spending of visitors was US$204 in 2007, up by 2% over 2006, of which Mainland visitors had the highest per-capita spending of US$308.

Per-capita non-shopping spending (excluding gaming expenses) of visitors amounted to US$118, up by 10% over 2006, with that of the Mainland visitors leading at US$144. Expenses on accommodation and food & beverage took up 42% and 38% respectively of the per-capita non-shopping spending.

Per-capita shopping spending of visitors posted a 7% decrease over 2006 to US$86, with that of Mainland visitors leading at US$241. Spending on local food products (29% of the total shopping spending), clothing (16%) and jewellery/watches (16%) took the largest shares.

Per-diem spending of visitors went down by 2% over 2006 to US$182; visitors from Mainland China had the highest per-diem spending of US$300. The average length of stay (1.1 days) of visitors was the same as 2006; the respective average for tourists and same-day visitors was 1.6 days and 0.2 day.

Macau Package Tour Arrivals For January 2008 Up By 228

saw 388,796 visitor arrivals in package tours in January 2008, up by 22.8% from a year earlier. Visitors from Mainland China (282,506), Hong Kong (22,604) and Taiwan, China (18,079) recorded year-on-year growth of 21.4%, 13.2% and 5.8% respectively.

In January 2008, the number of Macao residents traveling in package tours rose by 27.7% year-on-year to 13,536. Mainland China, Japan and Thailand were the three most popular tour itineraries, which accounted for 55.2%, 17.6% and 7.5% of the total respectively.

Meanwhile, 33,057 residents traveled under individual arrangements using services provided by travel agencies, up notably by 40.0% over January 2007. Hong Kong (54.5%), Mainland China (23.7%) and Taiwan, China (6.3%) were the major destinations.