Macau registered 655,505 visitor arrivals in February, down 5.6 per cent month-on-month but up 53.5 per cent when compared to 2021.
Macau.- Authorities in Macau have reported that 655,505 tourists visited the city in February. The figure was down 5.6 per cent when compared to the previous month, despite the Chinese New Year holiday.
The number of same-day visitors to Macau more than doubled year-on-year to 376,033, while more profitable overnight visitors rose 13.9 per cent to 274,472. The average length of stay decreased by 0.4 days to 1.5 days.
The number of tourists from mainland China rose 60 per cent year-on-year to 609,249, of which 196,523 entered on individual visitor visas. Nearly two-thirds of the arrivals came from the nine cities in the Greater Bay Area, of which 59.1 per cent were from the border city of Zhuhai.
This week, the Bloomberg index that tracks gaming operators’ stocks fell by almost 10 per cent as mainland China expanded measures to contain a rise in Covid-19 cases. Mainland China continues to be the only country to have a largely quarantine-free travel bubble with Macau.