MGTO: HZMB reducing Macau ferry use

A study produced by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has found that the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) has “led to a shift in the travel pattern of visitors to Macau, including less frequent use of ferry terminals.”

“Figures collected in the study revealed that 42.7 percent of visitors to Macau stated that they would use ferry terminals (Taipa Ferry Terminal and Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal) less frequently because of the opening of the bridge. The travel pattern (by land versus by sea) has shown more drastic change especially among visitors from Hong Kong, with 60.6 percent expressing that they would use ferry terminals less frequently following the inauguration of the bridge,” a summary of the report explained.

The report also found that “23.7 percent of visitors who entered Macau via the bridge (Zhuhai-Macau Port) left the city via Macau International Airport.”

Those surveyed were largely quite positive about their experience using the HZMB itself, also there was considerably less satisfaction about the supporting transportation between the port and urban districts.