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Macau eyes 33M visitor arrivals in 2024 due to IVS expansions

Macau tourism authorities have set a goal to welcome 33 million visitors in 2024. If realized, this would represent a nearly 17 percent increase from 2023.

China’s individual visa policy starts without direct flights to Macau

The inclusion of eight mainland cities into the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) for visits to Hong Kong and Macau came into effect on Monday, May 27th, however a lack of flight links could hamper visitation.

Macau visitor arrivals total 2.6 million in April

Macau’s visitor arrivals during the month of April totaled about 76 percent of those seen in the same month of 2019, topping 2.6 million, a monthly fall of 4.4 percent and a yearly increase of 14.4 percent.

Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: China expands individual visa scheme covering Macau

The more the merrier. China has announced the expansion of the facilitated individual travel (FIT) scheme to include eight mainland cities, effective from May 27, 2024.

China expands Individual Travel Scheme visa for HK/Macau to 8 mainland cities

The Chinese government has announced the inclusion of eight mainland cities into the facilitated individual travel (FIT) scheme for visits to Hong Kong and Macau, with the new measures set to take effect from May 27, 2024.

Macau received 585K foreign visitors in 1Q24, reaching 68% of 2019 levels

Macau is still working on bringing more international visitors to improve the pace of its recovery. In the first quarter of the year, the city received 585,000 international visitors out of a total of 8.9 million visitor arrivals. This means international visitors accounted for only about 6.6 percent of the total visitors.

Macau confident in attracting over 30M visitors this year

Macau’s Chief Executive, Ho Iat Seng, expresses his confidence that Macau will attract more than 30 million visitors this year.

Visitor mix for mainland Chinese increased for first time since 2019: UBS

Although Macau’s visitor arrivals in January have yet to return to 2019 levels, the visitor mix for mainland Chinese was high at 49 percent in January for the first time, six percentage points higher than the 43 percent recorded in January 2019, according to UBS.

Mainland China individual traveller scheme to Macau and HK expanded  

The Chinese Central Government has announced plans to expand the current individual visit scheme for Chinese nationals to visit Macau and Hong Kong.

Macau visitor spending increased by 28.9 percent in 3Q23 compared to 3Q19 

Macau visitor spending increased by 28.9 percent in 3Q23 compared to 3Q19, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) of Macau. The total visitor spending (excluding gaming) rose by 5.8 times year-on-year to MOP 19.6 billion ($2.44 billion) in 3Q23, benefiting from a significant 8.2 times yearly increase in visitor arrivals.