Visitor arrivals to Macau surged by 23.2 percent month-to-month in October 2018 to 3,154,291, corresponding to a year-on- year increase of 9.2 percent. The increase was due to the National Day holiday and the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, the statistics department said on Friday.
The latest report showed that overnight visitors (1,549,891) and same-day visitors (1,604,400) had increased by 5.4 percent and 13.2 percent respectively year-on-year. The average length of stay of visitors held steady year-on-year at 1.2 days, with that of overnight visitors rising by 0.1 of a day to 2.3 days and that of same-day visitors staying 0.2 days.
Visitors from the Chinese mainland increased by 12.1 percent year-on-year to 2,306,844 in October, primarily from Guangdong Province (1,001,563) and Hunan Province (110,850). Visitors from Hong Kong (509,369) rose by 9.3 percent, whereas those from South Korea (60,240) and Taiwan (81,846) dropped by 25.2 percent and 3.9 percent respectively. Meanwhile, visitors from the U.S. (18,404), Australia (8,254) and Britain (5,741) registered year-on-year increases, while those from Canada (6,320) decreased.
In the first ten months of 2018, visitor arrivals totaled 28,967,555, up by 8.4 percent year-on-year. Overnight visitors (15,162,438) and same-day visitors (13,805,117) increased by 7.5 percent and 9.4 percent respectively. The average length of stay of visitors went up by 0.1 of a day year-on-year to 1.3 days.
Visitors from the Chinese mainland (20,527,999) increased by 13.1 percent, while those from South Korea (667,941), Hong Kong (5,055,123) and Taiwan (885,833) dropped by 7.8 percent, 1.3 percent and 0.2 percent respectively.
Visitors from the U.S. (159,661), Australia (71,828) and Britain (46,948) recorded year-on-year growth, whereas those from Canada (58,116) saw a decrease.