Visitor Arrivals for November 2009

Information from the Statistics and Census Service indicated that the total number of visitor and non-resident arrivals was 2,387,522 in November 2009; visitor arrivals for November 2009 increased by 2.7% year-on-year to 1,890,252. Analyzed by place of residence, visitors from Mainland China grew by 14.6% year-on-year to 1,016,411 (53.8% of total visitor arrivals), with 385,256 travelling to Macao under the Individual Visit Scheme, fell by 18.7% from November 2008 (473,625). Visitors from Taiwan, China (115,468) and Malaysia (37,976) rose by 15.8% and 5.1% respectively; however, visitors from Hong Kong (506,464); Japan (34,308); and Singapore (27,259) decreased by 14.5%, 7.9% and 14.3% respectively. Same-day visitors (951,923) accounted for 50.4% of the total visitor arrivals, with 501,101 coming from Mainland China. The cumulative visitor arrivals totalled 19,716,894 in the first eleven months of 2009, down by 6.2% year-on-year. Visitors from Mainland China (9,978,844), Hong Kong (6,125,890), Taiwan, China (1,178,344) and Malaysia (286,566) dropped by 7.2%, 3.8%, 2.8% and 24.6% respectively, while those from Japan (340,949) registered an increase of 4.6%. Cumulative number of same-day visitors accounted for 52.6% of total visitor arrivals, at 10,365,717. Analyzed by mode of transport, visitor arrivals by sea totalled 7,819,178 in the first eleven months of 2009, down by 5.8% year-on-year. Visitors arriving at the Outer Harbour decreased by 19.1% to 5,415,667 and those arriving at the Provisional Ferry Terminal in Taipa rose by 68.3% to 2,142,878. Visitor arrivals by land decreased by 6.7% year-on-year to 10,441,523 in the first eleven months of 2009; those arriving through the Border Gate totalled 9,690,753 and the majority were visitors from Mainland China (77.7%) and Hong Kong (14.3%). Visitor arrivals by air went down by 4.6% year-on-year to 1,456,193 in the first eleven months of 2009. Visitors arriving at the Macao International Airport dropped by 4.7% to 1,424,208, with the majority coming from Taiwan, China (38.6%), Mainland China (25.6%), Malaysia (7.9%) and Thailand (6.8%).

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