Latest News:  

English>>China Society

Macao's visitor arrivals up 11.5% in February


19:18, March 22, 2013

MACAO, March 22 (Xinhua) -- Macao's visitor arrivals in February increased by 11.5 percent year on year to 2,376,840 as the Spring Festival falls in February this year, according to figures released on Friday by the city's Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).

Of all the visitors arriving in February, 53.2 percent spent only one day in Macao. The average length of stay of visitors held stable compared to a year earlier, at 0.9 day. Overnight and same- day visitors had an average stay of 1.8 days and 0.2 day, respectively, the figures showed.

A breakdown of the figures shows that visitors from the Chinese mainland increased by 17.4 percent year on year to 1.5 million, accounting for 60.3 percent of the total. Among them, 754,692 traveled to Macao under the Individual Visit Scheme, up by 46.8 percent year on year.

Meanwhile, visitors from Hong Kong increased by 15.8 percent to 602,137, while those from Taiwan and South Korea decreased by 2.7 percent and 13.3 percent, respectively, to 81,096 and 39,380.

Long haul visitors from the United States totaled 12,105, down by 6.6 percent; those from Australia, 6,571, down by 21.4 percent; and those from Canada, 5,236, down by 4.6 percent.

Long haul visitors from Britain numbered 4,348, increased by 3. 3 percent, and those from Russian Federation rose 9.8 percent to 2, 044.

We Recommend:

China's weekly story (2013.3.9-3.15)

Painting a tattoo on body with your own style

Modern life of Chinese elderly

Young & confident: 'We want to fly'

Brave young mother in the 4th year of university

China cities put on spring style

What house can you buy with 1m yuan?

Seeking a dream wedding at Beijing Wedding Expo

Girls who live like boys, play like boys

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:Yan Meng、Chen Lidan)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Chinese navy's air-cushion craft in training

  2. Hengshui Guided Missile Frigate

  3. Introduction to Tibet beads

  4. Photo story:How real life is, how real love is!

  5. Spring farming melody in SW China

  6. Ivory, rhino horn smuggling rises

  7. Africa witnesses passion for Chinese learning

  8. Russian ballet shapes the embrace of dance

  9. Opinion: In Europe for Europe

  10. China's solar giant declares bankruptcy

Most Popular


  1. Iraq War tenth anniversary gives us revelations
  2. Richer parents, more fashionable children
  3. Hopes for Obama's trip
  4. Commentary: To pivot to Asia or peace?
  5. Lavish behavior punished
  6. Migration part of global development
  7. CCTV in hot water after corporate exposé backfires
  8. Cultural parks no substitute for talent
  9. Planning vital to diplomacy
  10. Loopholes for rich make estate tax meaningless

What’s happening in China

Migrant families must leave as container 'village' unlawful

  1. 8,000 fined for jaywalking in E China
  2. Beijing buses to offer Wi-Fi
  3. Lone female student leaves 29 broken hearts
  4. Guidance given to eligible families on second child
  5. S China braces for more hailstorms