Macau, tourism, stimulus package, visitor, arrivals

Macau visitor arrivals soared by 68.3 percent month-on-month to 557,842 in September 2022, in turn, the figure represents an 11.3 percent drop year-on-year. 

According to data from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), overnight visitors (280,270) and same-day visitors (277,572) decreased by 0.3 percent and 20.3 percent year-on-year, respectively.

Meanwhile, the average length of stay of visitors went up by 0.2 day year-on-year to 1.8 days, with that of overnight visitors (3.5 days) and same-day visitors (0.2 day) increasing by 0.2 day and 0.1 day respectively.

In regards to the source of visitors, the number of visitors from mainland China fell by 13.8 percent year-on-year to 502,668, with 188,148 visitors traveling under the Individual Visit Scheme. 

Visitors from the nine cities in the Pearl River Delta in the Greater Bay Area totaled 295,663, of whom 39.6 percent came from Zhuhai. Besides, there were 46,179 visitors from Hong Kong and 6,615 from Taiwan.

Analyzed by checkpoint, the number of visitor arrivals by land dropped by 9.7 percent year-on-year to 526,115 in September. Among these, 58.7 percent arrived through the checkpoint of Border Gate (309,083), and 27.7 percent came via the Hengqin port (145,724). 

Meanwhile, visitor arrivals by air and by sea totaled 18,536 and 13,191, respectively.

In the first three quarters of 2022, the number of visitor arrivals went down by 24.2 percent year-on-year to 4,364,105. 

Same-day visitors (2,619,343) and overnight visitors (1,744,762) fell by 8.2 percent and 39.9 percent respectively. 

The average length of stay of visitors decreased by 0.2 day year-on-year to 1.4 days, with that of same-day visitors (0.1 day) remaining unchanged, whereas that of overnight visitors (3.4 days) rising by 0.3 day.