Visitor Arrivals for March 2011


Information from the Statistics and Census Service indicated that total visitor arrivals increased by 8.9% year-on-year to 2,190,865 in March 2011. Same-day visitors (1,206,451) accounted for 55.1% of total visitor arrivals, with 691,560 coming from Mainland China. Analyzed by place of residence, visitors from Mainland China rose by 18.6% year-on-year to 1,254,117 (57.2% of total visitor arrivals), mostly coming from the Guangdong Province (647,273), Fujian Province (73,612) and Zhejiang Province (43,802); those travelling to Macao under the Individual Visit Scheme totalled 501,276, up by 18.9% year-on-year. Visitors from Hong Kong (592,018) and Singapore (25,398) increased by 4.0% and 9.3% respectively, while those from Taiwan, China (97,136); Japan (34,135) and Malaysia (34,129) decreased by 15.1%, 18.4% and 8.3% respectively. Total visitor arrivals reached 6,431,178 in the first quarter of 2011, up by 5.2% year-on-year. Visitors from Mainland China (3,678,952), Hong Kong (1,778,994) and the Republic of Korea (106,430) increased by 10.3%, 3.0% and 28.0% respectively, while those from Taiwan, China (275,552); Japan (102,371) and Malaysia (75,154) decreased by 16.6%, 3.2% and 11.9% respectively. In the first quarter of 2011, same-day visitors accounted for 54.7% of the total visitor arrivals, at 3,518,661. Analyzed by mode of transport, visitor arrivals by sea totalled 2,499,356 in the first quarter of 2011, up by 1.2% year-on-year. Visitors arriving at the Outer Harbour rose by 5.9% to 1,677,595, with the majority coming from Hong Kong (53.3%) and Mainland China (25.3%); meanwhile, those arriving at the Provisional Ferry Terminal in Taipa decreased by 9.8% to 711,235. Visitor arrivals by land increased by 10.1% year-on-year to 3,538,533 in the first quarter of 2011; those arriving through the Border Gate totalled 3,268,288 and the majority were visitors from Mainland China (80.7%) and Hong Kong (13.4%). Visitor arrivals by air decreased by 8.9% year-on-year to 393,289. Visitors arriving at the Macao International Airport went down by 9.2% to 387,363, with the majority coming from Mainland China (36.9%); Taiwan, China (32.3%); and Malaysia (6.7%).



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