Macau visitors reach just 50,000 in February

Macau visitors reach just 50,000 in February

Numbers are a stark decline on the 108,000 average daily visitors to the city recorded last year.

Macau.- Just 50,000 visitors were recorded in Macau since the city’s casinos reopened their doors on 20 February.

The figures, reported in GGR Asia, are in stark contrast to the average daily tourist visitors of 108,000 recorded in 2019.

Of the 50,000 visitors to Macau over the February 20 to 28 period, 26,000 arrived from Hong Kong, 20,000 from mainland China and 4,000 from elsewhere.

Travel restrictions, including visa bans and flight cancellations, were also blamed for the low visitor numbers.

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) revealed a dramatic plunge in gross gaming revenue in February with figures down 87% year on year.

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