Number of visitor arrivals surged during Golden Week


The city accommodated 1,016,123 visitors during the eight days of the National Day Golden Week and the day leading up to it, a jump of 10.14 per cent when compared to the same period last year, the latest data from the immigration authorities reveal.
The data also shows that there were some 4,451,499 border crossings at the seven immigration checkpoints of the city during the period, with arrivals amounting to 2,226,967 and departures 2,224,532.
October 2 recorded the highest number of arrivals, at 272,930, whereas the highest number of departures during the period was on October 3, at 269,238.
October 4, the day of the Mid-Autumn Festival, had the lowest number of visitor arrivals; customarily the day is normally reserved for family visits and gatherings.
According to the data released by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), some 920,631 visitors arrived in Macau during the October 1 to 8 period, an increase of 10.3 per cent year-on-year. Among the total, 696,636 were Chinese tourists, an increase of 11 per cent compared to last year.
In terms of the number of arrivals by ports of entry for the last day of Golden Week, there were some 76,109 crossings at the border, a drop of 2.6 per cent year-on-year. In particular, 49,284 Chinese visitors crossed the border on Sunday, an increase of 32.4 per cent year-on-year.
Meanwhile, data released by the Tourism Administration of Guangdong Province revealed that some 3.39 million residents from Guangdong visited the SARs and Taiwan during the holiday period, with the highest number of residents coming from Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Dongguan.
The Tourism Administration of the Guangzhou Municipality, as reported by China News, also divulged that 6,500 tourists from Guangzhou traveled to Macau via tours during the long Golden Week, an increase of 42.28 per cent year-on-year.