In Macau and a considerable increase in the number of same-day visitations reportedly helped to push overall October tourist numbers up by some 1.8% year-on-year to almost 3.21 million.
According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming citing official information from the enclave’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), this comparable escalation was assisted by a swell of 8.1% year-on-year in same-day visitors to approximately 1.73 million although the figure for those staying overnight dropped by about 4.8% to just over 1.47 million.
Inside Asian Gaming reported that the government figures also showed that the number of tourists who had visited Macau in October from China had decreased by a little more than 1.5% year-on-year to around 2.34 million. But, the data for the 31-day month moreover purportedly highlighted an 11.5% growth in the quantity of tourists from nearby Hong Kong to 567,777 while the figure for those from more distant Taiwan grew by 3.6% to reach 84,797.
As to how these tourists had got to Macau in October and the DSEC data reportedly emphasized a boost of 21.6% year-on-year in land-based arrivals to 2.45 million with a full 347,959 of these having used the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, which opened a year ago to span the 34-mile delta of the Pearl River. Furthermore and the number of visitors who had arrived by air had strengthened by 11.3% to 318,451 although the figure for those who had utilized the city’s many ferries fell by 48.4% to 440,067.
The October information means that Macau welcomed a total of slightly over 33.41 million tourists over the course of the first ten months of 2019, which equated to a rise of 15.3% year-on-year. However, this period had purportedly seen overnight visitation expand by only 3.9% to 15.74 million while the same-day comparable rose by a full 28% to hit 17.66 million.