The MGTO is expecting as many as 30,000 visitors a day during the upcoming National Day Golden Week holidays.
The number is up from a previous estimate of 25,000 made by MGTO director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes made towards the end of August.
Andy Wu, president of the Travel Industry Council of Macau told Macau TDM that this was likely due to the loosening of restrictions relating to nucleic acid tests.
“The number of tourists keeps rising, especially during weekends, after the validity period of the nucleic acid test is reverted to seven days.
I believe for September since people have to go back to school in the mainland, I hope that we can maintain the daily visitor arrivals at around 20,000. When it comes to the October 1 Golden Week, I hope we can exceed the record of 30,000 visitors per day during the May Day Golden Week.”