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Macau visitor arrivals total 2.7M in May, up 22% y-o-y

Macau saw a 21.6 percent year-on-year increase in visitor arrivals in May, totaling just over 2.69 million, according to the city’s Statistics and Census Service.

This figure represents 79.3 percent of the visitor numbers from May 2019. Compared to April, May arrivals were up by 3.5 percent from just above 2.6 million.

May marked the labor-holiday season on the Chinese mainland, Macau’s primary tourism feeder market.

Visitors from mainland China increased by 25.9 percent year-on-year to 1,856,283 in May, with those traveling under the Individual Visit Scheme (893,373) rising by 6.3 percent.

Visitors from the nine Pearl River Delta cities in the Greater Bay Area (932,961) saw a 30.3 percent year-on-year increase.

Conversely, visitors from Hong Kong (582,083) decreased by 3.3 percent; those from Taiwan (68,971) surged by 118.7 percent. The number of visitors from Hong Kong returned to May 2019 levels, while visitors from mainland China and Taiwan rebounded to 76.5 percent and 78.5 percent of their corresponding levels in May 2019, respectively.

International visitors surged by 74.4 percent year-on-year to 184,854 in May, reaching 61.3 percent of the figure from the same month in 2019.

Regarding Southeast Asia, visitors from Indonesia (14,512) increased by 15.6 percent compared to May 2019. The numbers from the Philippines (35,852) and Malaysia (15,094) returned to 73.8 percent and 80.2 percent of their respective figures from May 2019.

For Northeast Asia, visitors from South Korea (33,999) and Japan (9,924) recovered to 51.7 percent and 29.4 percent of their corresponding levels from May 2019.

Among long-haul markets, visitors from the USA (10,027) rebounded to 58.9 percent of the figure recorded in May 2019.

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