In Macau, visitorship over the Easter holiday was down 4.7 percent compared with the same time last year, with the former Portuguese territory seeing a total of 402,846 for the long weekend.
Asia Gaming Brief reports that according to data released on Tuesday by the Public Security Force (PSP), in all Macau checkpoints over the extended holiday weekend from March 30 to April 2, approximately 1.05 billion inbound and outbound movements were registered.
Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, reportedly said that in 2017, visitorship reached 32.6 million, with arrivals to the world’s largest gambling hub growing by 5.4 percent.
According to the news agency, among international markets, Korea ranked first, topping 870,000 visitor arrivals to Macau in the year. Also clocking single-digit growth were Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines.
In February, falling short of analysts’ expectations, gambling revenue in Macau saw only a 5.7% increase in spite of the Lunar New Year holiday, however, the Chinese special administrative region still managed the 19th month of consecutive gains.