Macau tallied a 15.9% increase in visitation in April with almost 3.5 million people entering the SAR according to latest information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).
Continuing a recent trend, the increase came on the back of a 27.4% rise in same day visitors to 1.8 million, with overnight visitors up 5.4% to more than 1.6 million. As a result, the average length of stay of visitors dropped by 0.1 days to 1.1 days.
Visitors from Mainland China increased by 13.5% year-on-year to 2.3 million, with those travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme (975,951) rising by 1.4%. Mainland visitors came primarily from Guangdong Province (868,313), Hunan Province (119,264) and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (103,502).
Visitors from the Republic of Korea (61,573) and Hong Kong (696,902) increased by 0.8% and 30.0% respectively year-on-year, whereas those from Taiwan (91,829) dropped by 2.9%.
Visitor arrivals for the first four months of 2019 were up 19.9% year-on-year to 13.8 million.