Visitor arrivals in Macao surge in March

MACAO, April 22 (Xinhua) -- Visitor arrivals in Macao totaled 754,541 in March, an increase of 76.7 percent month on month and an increase of 255.4 percent year on year, the Macao Special Administrative Region's (SAR) statistics agency said on Thursday.

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The latest report from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) showed that overnight visitors and same-day visitors soared by 221.6 percent and 304.6 percent year on year to 404,936 and 349,605, respectively, in March.

The average stay length of visitors shortened by 1.4 days year on year to 1.6 days. The duration for overnight visitors and same-day visitors fell by 1.8 days and 0.1 day to 2.9 days and 0.1 day, respectively.

In terms of the source market, the number of mainland visitors leapt by 674.4 percent year on year to 688,353 in March. Meanwhile, there were 58,953 visitors from the Hong Kong SAR and 7,183 from China's Taiwan.

Analyzed by means of entry, visitor arrivals by land jumped by 238.1 percent to 687,127 in March, with 82.7 percent of them arriving through the Border Gate checkpoint. Visitor arrivals by air and by sea totaled 46,985 and 20,429, respectively.

In the first quarter of 2021, the number of visitor arrivals in Macao fell by 46.0 percent year on year to 1,738,428.