Macau received 2.3 million visitors during the month.
Macau.- The Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) has reported that Macau received about 2.3 million visitors visitors in September. The figure represents a decrease of 28.6 per cent when compared to the previous month but a rise of 312.5 per cent on year-on-year terms.
Overnight visitors and day trippers experienced year-on-year growth rates of over 300 per cent with 1.17 million and 1.13 million visitors respectively. The average length of stay for visitors decreased by 0.4 days year-on-year to 1.4 days. Overnight stays fell by 1-day to 2.5 days while same-day visits remained unchanged at 0.2 days.
The number of visitors from mainland China rose by 216.2 per cent to 1.59 million. There was a 296.8 per cent rise in Individual Visit Scheme travellers to 746,605. Visitors from the Greater Bay Area rose by 153.6 per cent to 749,926, primarily from Zhuhai and Guangzhou.
In the first nine months of 2023, Macau has reported a 356.6 per cent year-on-year growth in visitor arrivals to 19.93 million. Overnight visitors were 10.24 million and same-day visitors 9.62 million, up 486.7 per cent and 270 per cent respectively.
The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) reported that Macau received more than five million arrivals from Hong Kong in the first nine months of this year. That equates to 27 per cent of the total arrival number of 17.6 million.