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Macau Welcomes Surge in Tourist Arrivals, Breaking Records in August

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Tourist Arrivals in Macau Soar 8.7 Times in August, Statistics and Census Bureau Reports

Statistics and Census Bureau of the Macau SAR Government released data on August tourist arrivals, revealing a staggering increase in the number of visitors to the region. According to the Voice of the Greater Bay Area, tourist arrivals in Macau reached a record 3.2216 million in August, a remarkable year-on-year increase of 8.7 times. Additionally, this number represents a 16.7% uptick compared to July’s arrivals.

From January to August this year, Macau welcomed a total of 17.6271 million tourists, marking a significant year-on-year increase of 3.6 times.

Analyzing the source of tourists, mainland China accounted for a substantial portion of the influx. In August alone, the number of mainland visitors reached 2.3225 million, demonstrating a remarkable year-on-year increase of 7 times. Among them, 1.3416 million were individual tourists, representing a staggering 9.8 times increase compared to the previous year. Furthermore, tourists from the nine Pearl River Delta cities in the Greater Bay Area witnessed a fivefold increase year-on-year, with Guangzhou and Zhuhai contributing the highest proportion of visitors, both exceeding 20%.

In addition to mainland visitors, tourist arrivals from Hong Kong and Taiwan also witnessed significant growth. Hong Kong recorded a year-on-year increase of 18.7 times, with tourist arrivals totaling 711,600. Similarly, tourist arrivals from Taiwan grew by 12.3 times, reaching a total of 58,100.

The surge in tourist arrivals is seen as a positive sign for Macau’s tourism industry, which has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase in visitors indicates a gradual recovery and a renewed interest in Macau as a travel destination.

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