Macau visits increase 228% in July

Macau visits increase 228% in July

According to the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC), in July Macau received 74,006 visitors.

Macau.- The Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has revealed an increase in the tally of visitors to Macau after the lifting of some border measures last month.

In July, the SAR received 74,006 visitors, which represents an increase of 228.1 per cent on June, when it received 22,556 visitors,

However, comparing with the same period last year, the number of visitors to Macau is still down by more than a 90 per cent year-on-year.

According to the figures, the number of day-trippers and tourists in July was 50,210 and 23,796 respectively, and the average length of stay was 1.3 days (up 0.1 days).

The bureau informed that the average length of stay for tourists (4.7 days) rose 2.5 days, but for day trippers (0.1 days) it decreased 0.1 days.

The number of visitors from China after the loosening of restrictions on the border with Guandong province was 66,489, down 97.4 per cent in annual terms. Of these, 3,069 had an individual travel visa.

Visitors from Hong Kong and Taiwan accounted for 6,240 and 1,271 visits respectively.

Last year, nearly 40 million visitors entered Macau, but visitor numbers have plunged due to border closures designed to contain the Covid-19.

Macau was one of the first territories to identify cases of Covid-19 before the end of January.

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