Macau visitor arrivals up 4 pct in July

Visitor arrivals to Macau increased by 4 percent year-on-year in the month of July, reaching 3.03 million, according to the data from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).

Visitors from mainland China, which made up of the majority of visitors in July, rose by 7.6 percent to 2.2 million in July.

Meanwhile, the number of visitors from Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan fell by 19.8 percent, 2.5 percent and 1 percent, respectively.

There was also a drop in visitors from Canada and the United Kingdom. However, the number of visitors from the United States and Australia increased in the month.

Analyzed by mode of transport, there was an increase in visitors arriving by land and air, but there was a decrease in the number of visitors arriving by sea.

The July visitor count brought visitor total arrivals for the first seven months of the year to 19.8 million, up 7.4 percent year-on-year.