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Macau: visitors down 76% in first days of Chinese New Year

The vast majority of visitors were from mainland China.
The vast majority of visitors were from mainland China.

The city received 47,770 visitors in the first four days of the Spring Festival Golden Week.

Macau.- Travel restrictions and the fear of travelling during the Covid-19 pandemic continue to impact visitor numbers to Macau.

The number of visitors in first four days of the Chinese New Year Golden Week holiday reached 47,770, a drop of 76 per cent year-on-year.

The majority of visitors were from mainland China (43,330 – down 61 per cent year-on-year). Most arrived via the Border Gate and Hengqin Port.

Saturday and Sunday saw the best figures, with 13,193 and 17,357 arrivals respectively.

Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, director of the Macao Government Tourism Office, said last week that the city should expect around 16,000 and 20,000 visitor arrivals per day.

Macau’s tourism office expects the city to receive between 6 and 10 million tourists this year.

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