The number of visitor arrivals to Macao rose by 20.2% year-on-year to about 3.93 million in the first half of 2021, according to the Macao SAR Government Statistics and Census Service.
The tally of overnight visitors accounted for about 52.4% of all arrivals during the period. Overnight visitors (2,058,657) and same-day visitors (1,869,172) increased by 33.2% and 8.5% compared to the first half of 2020.
The average length of stay of visitors grew to 1.6 days, an increase of 0.2 day year-on-year; the duration of stay for overnight visitors was 2.9 days, up by 0.2 day; and same-day visitors stayed an average of 0.1 day, down by 0.1 day.
The turnaround in visitor arrivals to Macao was highlighted by June’s 2,243.1% increase in year-on-year arrivals to 528,519. In month-on-month terms, arrivals were down by 39.0% in June, a reflection of the reinforced pandemic prevention and control measures in Guangdong province and in Macao.
Arrivals from Mainland China, rocketed to 471,935 in June, a 2,140.2% year-on-year increase, with 120,604 arrivals travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme. From the nine Pearl River Delta cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area there were 246,673 arrivals, with 70.0% from Zhuhai. There were 52,296 arrivals from Hong Kong and 4,213 from Taiwan in June.
|Tourism Price Index in 2Q|
The Tourist Price Index (TPI) for the three months to 30 June fell by 3.91% year-on-year to 116.93,the Macao SAR Government Statistics and Census Service reported in July.
The decrease in the index was attributed to lower hotel room rates and falling airfares. Those falls were partially offset by rising charges for restaurant services and dearer clothing prices.
Accommodation costs for tourists in the second quarter fell by 30.23% in year-on-year terms.
The index reflects price changes in a basket of goods and services typically purchased by visitors.