Total visitor spending up 17.4 percent in 16Q3

Total visitor spending (ex-gaming) increased 17.4 percent year-on-year to MOP 14.6 billion in 16Q3, according to information released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).

The third quarter marked the first year-on-year increase after seven consecutive quarters of decline.

According to the data, per-capita spending of visitors increased by 17.3 percent year-on-year to MOP 1.8 billion. Per capita spending of visitors from mainland China went up 18.2 percent year-on-year, while spending from Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan also saw growth.

The data also notes that per-capita spending of overnight visitors during the quarter was MOP 11.9 billion, up 21.5 percent, while same-day visitors spent a total of MOP 2.7 billion, up 2.1 percent year-on-year.