Visitor numbers remain low but are a significant improvement from May’s arrivals. Visit length also increased.
Macau.- The Macau Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) has announced that a total of 22,556 people visited the city in June before the sanitary code with Guangdong province came into effect.
The number is a 99.3 per cent drop on last year’s figures, the DSEC said, but it’s a significant improvement on May, when only 16,133 people entered Macau.
The number of visitors from mainland China also fell by a similar percentage. There were 21,067 visitors from the mainland, 93.4 per cent of the total amount. There were 1,142 travellers from Hong Kong and 326 from Taiwan.
About 77.3 per cent arrived through the Border Gate, while just 113 arrived by air. Same day visitors were 13,205 and the duration of their stay dropped to 0.1 per cent of the day.
The proportion of same-day visitors was 58.5 per cent of the total, but up 15 points compared to May’s results. Overnight visitors totalled 9,351 in June, and their visit length increased from 5.6 days to 9 days.
The DSEC saidthat in the first six months of 2020 the number of arrivals fell 83.9 per cent year-on-year, to 3,268,900.
Visits from mainland China (2,339,589), Hong Kong (652,522) and Taiwan (81,628) all decreased by more than 80 per cent in the first half of the year.