Macao's visitor arrivals soar 31.8% in May

21:49, June 23, 2010      

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Macao's total visitor arrivals for May 2010 significantly went up by 31.8 percent over the same period of last year to 2.098 million, according to the figures released Wednesday by the city's Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).

Analyzed by place of residence, visitors from the Chinese mainland increased by 43.5 percent year-on-year to 1.135 million in May, accounting for 54.1 percent of the total, while visitors from China's Hong Kong and Taiwan, and Japan rose by 20.5 percent, six percent and 39.5 percent respectively, the figures indicated.

Same-day visitors accounted for 52.8 percent of the total visitor arrivals in the period, with 601,908 coming from the mainland.

As for the first five months of 2010, the visitor arrivals rose by 15.8 percent year-on-year to 10.33 million, with the majority of visitor coming from the mainland and Hong Kong, respectively at 5.52 million and 3.01 million, according to the DSEC.

Same-day visitors totaled 5.364 million during the first five months of the year, accounting for 52 percent of the total visitor arrivals, said the DSEC.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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