Macau’s visitor arrivals increased by 380% year-on-year and by 19% sequentially to 2,757,308 in October, according to figures from the Statistics and Census Service.
Among those, 1,949,510 were from mainland China, up 280% year-on-year, while arrivals from the nine cities of the Pearl River Delta in the Greater Bay Area increased by 200% to 951,079. Visitor arrivals from Hong Kong increased by 1,100% year-on-year to 592,325, while visitor arrivals from Taiwan increased by 600% to 53,667.
As for foreign arrivals, the Philippines accounted for the largest number of arrivals with 29,864, followed by Korea with 25,647.
There were 1,451,703 same-day visitors and 1,305,605 overnight visitors in October, representing year-on-year increases of 440% and 320% respectively. The average length of stay of visitors was 1.2 days, a year-on-year decrease of 0.6 days. The average length of stay of overnight visitors (2.3 days) decreased by 0.9 days, while the average length of stay of same-day visitors (0.3 days) increased by 0.1 days.
For the first 10 months of 2023 combined the total number of visitor arrivals was 22,685,476, a year-on-year increase of 360%. Of these, the number of overnight visitor arrivals was 11,542,405 and the number of same-day arrivals was 11,143,071, up by 460% and 290% respectively.
The improved October result was aided by a strong Golden Week holiday period to start the month, with an average 932,365 visitors each day representing 84% of pre-COVID levels.