Visitor expenditure surges 24% in Q1

The total spending of visitors arriving in Macau – excluding gaming expenses – increased by 23.5% year-on-year to MOP6.18 billion in the first quarter of 2021 (Q1).
Affected by Covid-19 for more than a year, tourism activities in Macau had been subdued. This has led to an accumulation of consumption capacity among visitors, according to the latest data from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).
The total spending of overnight visitors rose by 48.0% year-on-year to MOP5.59 billion, while that of same-day visitors dropped by 52.1% to MOP589 million.
The per-capita spending of visitors surged by 128.6% year-on-year to MOP3,556 patacas in Q1.
In terms of visitors’ per-capita spending in Q1, spending of visitors from mainland China leapt by 103.8% year-on-year to MOP3,647, with spending of those travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme (MOP7,132) soaring by 230.4%. Per-capita spending of visitors from Hong Kong (MOP2,687) and Taiwan (MOP3,026) shot up by 215.9% and 146.4% year-on-year respectively.
Visitors primarily spent on shopping, food and beverage and accommodation in Q1.Per-capita shopping spending of visitors jumped by 238.6% year-on-year to MOP2,280, of which spending on cosmetics and perfume; handbags and shoes; and clothing saw substantial growth of 232.0%, 559.1% and 407.4% respectively.

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