Visitor Arrivals for October 2009

Information from the Statistics and Census Service indicated that the total number of visitor and non-resident arrivals was 2,451,459 in October 2009; visitor arrivals for October 2009 increased by 5.2% year-on-year to 1,946,217. Analyzed by place of residence, visitors from Mainland China grew by 18.2% year-on-year to 1,053,497 (54.1% of total visitor arrivals), with 461,518 travelling to Macao under the Individual Visit Scheme, up by 1.6% from October 2008 (454,355). However, visitors from Hong Kong (552,197); Taiwan, China (105,832); Japan (29,628); and Malaysia (25,924) decreased by 5.1%, 5.3%, 3.7% and 18.6% respectively. Same-day visitors (1,025,715) accounted for 52.7% of the total visitor arrivals, with 564,109 coming from Mainland China. The cumulative visitor arrivals totalled 17,826,642 in the first ten months of 2009, down by 7.1% year-on-year. Visitors from Mainland China (8,962,433), Hong Kong (5,619,426), Taiwan, China (1,062,876) and Malaysia (248,590) fell by 9.2%, 2.7%, 4.5% and 27.8% respectively, while those from Japan (306,641) registered an increase of 6.2%. Cumulative number of same-day visitors accounted for 52.8% of total visitor arrivals, at 9,413,794. Analyzed by mode of transport, visitor arrivals by sea totalled 7,059,817 in the first ten months of 2009, down by 6.2% year-on-year. Visitors arriving at the Outer Harbour decreased by 20.7% to 4,901,155 and those arriving at the Provisional Ferry Terminal in Taipa rose by 85.9% to 1,920,899. Visitor arrivals by land decreased by 7.8% year-on-year to 9,462,125 in the first ten months of 2009; those arriving through the Border Gate totalled 8,783,667 and the majority were visitors from Mainland China (77.5%) and Hong Kong (14.5%). Visitor arrivals by air went down by 6.5% year-on-year to 1,304,700 in the first ten months of 2009. Visitors arriving at the Macao International Airport dropped by 6.6% to 1,276,587, with the majority coming from Taiwan, China (38.8%), Mainland China (25.4%), Malaysia (7.7%) and Thailand (6.9%).

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