The peak in arrivals came at the start of the Labour Day break with more than 44,000 visitors arriving on May 1.
Macau.- Macau’s Public Security Police have reported that 165,500 tourists came to Macau during the Labour Day break between May 1 and May 5.
The number of visitor arrivals was close to predictions made by Macau authorities, who had predicted a 20 per cent increase in daily visitors.
Despite being a good performance, numbers were a long way from 2019 levels, when Macau registered 531,000 visitors arrivals during what was a four-day break in 2019 (this year the Labour Day break was extended).
According to the Macau Government Tourism Office, the first day set the highest daily volume of visitors since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with 44,000 arrivals.
Macau authorities reported that the daily total then fell to 36,000 and 34,000 for May 2 and 3. May 4 saw 28,500 visitors arrivals and May 5, 23,000.
Brokerage JP Morgan Securities estimated that Macau’s GGR for the Labour Day break could reach between 40 per cent and 50 per cent of pre-pandemic levels with a daily GGR of nearly MOP400m (US$50m).