The number of visitors entering Macau in March grew by 24.0% year-on-year to 3,388,931, bolstered by a 40.8% increase in same day visitations.
While the average length of stay of all visitors combined held steady at 1.2 days, the number of same day travelers soared to 1,805,451 – pushing it above overnight visitation which increased just 9.1% to 1,583,480.
Visitors from Mainland China increased 31.3% year-on-year to 2,384,653, with those travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme (1,062,111) rising by 24.0%. Mainland visitors came primarily from Guangdong Province (898,908) and Hunan Province (120,125).
Visitors from the Republic of Korea (76,409), Hong Kong (601,344) and Taiwan (92,414) all showed positive momentum, up by 8.3%, 11.7% and 2.5% respectively year-on-year. Meanwhile, visitors from the cities in the Greater Bay Area grew by 16.6% year-on-year to 1,365,260, with 44.0% of them coming from Hong Kong.
For the first three months of 2019, visitor arrivals to Macau grew 21.2% compared with the same period last year to 10,359,758 with overnight visitors (4,735,026) rising 9.3% and same-day visitors (5,624,732) up 33.4%.