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About 343K visitors reported in Macau during Dragon Boat Festival holidays

Macau recorded a total of 342,861 tourist arrivals during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival extended weekend that concluded on Sunday.

According to figures from the city’s Public Security Police, Sunday had the lowest number of visitors with 83,535, following Saturday with 120,895, and Friday with 138,431, both of which exceeded the 100,000 mark.

China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism reported stable growth in the domestic tourism market during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday — a three-day break starting on Saturday.

Latest figures from the ministry show that domestic scenic spots received 110 million tourism visits over the holiday, marking a 6.3 percent increase year-on-year.

The festival, which also had a three-day break last year in mid-June, generated approximately RMB40.4 billion ($5.6 billion) in tourism revenue, an 8.1 percent increase year-on-year.

The festival’s daily average visitor count was 114,287, surpassing local industry estimates. The Dragon Boat Festival, one of China’s major traditional holidays, falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar, which this year was June 10.

Nelson Moura
Nelson Moura
Editor and reporter with 10 years of experience in Greater China, namely Taiwan and Macau, in printed and online media, with a focus on finance, gaming, politics, crime, business and social issues.



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