Macao’s visitor arrivals down 3.4% year-on-year in June

Macao’s visitor arrivals in June this year reached 2,106,696, down by 3.4 percent over the same month of 2011, according to figures released on Monday by the city’s Statistics and Census Service.

Of all the arrivals in June, 49.4 percent spent only one day. And the average length of stay of visitors decreased by 0.1 day year-on-year to 1 day, the figures indicated.

Analyzed by place of residence, visitors from the Chinese mainland increased slightly by 1.8 percent year-on-year to 1.22 million, of which 517,935 traveling to Macao under the Individual Visit Scheme, up by 11.3 percent year-on-year.

Visitors from Hong Kong (558,878) and Taiwan (87,025) and South Korea (29,792) decreased by 9.9 percent, 22.1 percent and 4.2 percent respectively year-on-year, while those from Japan (34,614) registered a notable increase of 28.0 percent.

Total visitor arrivals were 13,577,714 in the first half year of 2012, up by 2.5 percent year-on-year, according to the city ‘s Statistics and Census Service.

Xinhua