Results of the Visitor Arrivals for July 2005


Information from the Statistics and Census Service indicates that number of visitor arrivals in July 2005, in light of the commencement of the summer holiday, reached 1,665,724, up 9.3% year-on-year; visitors from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, China increased 5.8%, 8.6% and 21.2% respectively. Meanwhile, same-day visitors accounted for 51.0% of the total arrivals, at 849,650. The majority of visitors came from Mainland China (54.8% of the total), Hong Kong (31.3%) and Taiwan, China (8.3%). Among the Mainland visitors, 479,900 (52.5%) travelled to Macao under the Individual Visit Scheme. In the first seven months of 2005, visitor arrivals totalled 10,589,047, up 14.4% over the same period of last year. Visitors from Mainland China increased 10.8% to 5,903,865 (55.8% of the total), with 3,014,764 arriving in Macao under the Individual Visit Scheme. Moreover, visitors from Hong Kong and Taiwan, China shared 30.0% (3,174,367) and 8.3% (883,596) of the total arrivals. Same-day visitors accounted for 52.4% of the total, at 5,543,795. Analyzed by mode of transport, visitor arrivals by sea went up 5.7% year-on-year to 3,773,381 in the first seven months of 2005, with 3,676,451 arriving at the Outer Harbour (+5.1%); the majority of these visitors were from Hong Kong (59.5%) and Mainland China (29.6%). Visitor arrivals at the Inner Harbour rose 30.7% to 96,930, within which 68.8% were from Mainland China. In the first seven months of 2005, arrivals by land increased 18.6% to 6,209,033, with 5,727,524 arriving through the Border Gate. The majority of these visitors came from Mainland China (77.0%) and Hong Kong (16.3%). Visitor arrivals through the Checkpoint of CoTai were 481,509. In addition, arrivals by air were 606,633, a growth of 33.8% compared with the same period of last year, with 599,687 arriving at the Macao International Airport (+35.1%). Visitors from Taiwan, China (70.0%) and Mainland China (15.6%) were the major users of this access.



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