The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has
reported that total visitor arrivals went up by 9.8% to over 35.8
million in 2018.
Surpassing same-day visitor arrivals for three
years in a row, overnight-stay visitor arrivals surged
year-on-year by 7.2% to account for 51.7% of total visitor
Total visitor arrivals grew by 9.8% to exceed 35.8 million in
2018, among which over 32.6 million visitors came from the Greater
China markets, a rise of 11%. International visitor arrivals
dropped slightly by 1.1% to 3.1 million and more.
opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge on 24 October 2018,
1.05 million visitors entered Macao via the bridge, the port of
entry which received the second largest number of visitors to
Macao during the period.
Mainland China, Hong Kong and
Taiwan region remained Macaoís top three visitor source markets,
all of which registered increases in visitor volume.
welcomed over 25 million Mainland visitors last year, up by 13.8%,
with 41% of the visitors from Guangdong Province. The figure
includes over 12 million individual visitors which constitute
48.6% of Mainland visitor arrivals. On the other hand, visitor
arrivals from Hong Kong and Taiwan region rose by 2.6% and 0.1%
Korea continued to rank first among
international markets, contributing over 810,000 visitors to Macao
last year. Visitor arrivals from Japan and Philippines both
exceeded 310,000, whereas visitor arrivals from the United States,
the only long-haul market among the top ten visitor source
markets, climbed by 8.3%.
exceeded same-day visitors for three years in a row. Preliminary
data shows that overnight-stay visitor arrivals climbed by 7.2% to
surpass 18.4 million, accounting for 51.7% of total visitor
arrivals and exceeding same-day visitor arrivals for three years
in a row since 2016. Same-day visitor arrivals, on the other hand,
surged by a double-digit increase of 12.7% to exceed 17.3 million.
The average length of stay of overnight-stay visitors rose by 0.1
day to 2.2 days, while that of all visitors to Macao stood at 1.2
Preliminary figures indicate that the total of
overnight guests at local hotel establishments increased by about
6% to 14 million last year. The average occupancy rate of local
hotel establishments in 2018 topped 90%, a year-on-year increase
of 3 percentage points and more. The average room rate of three to
five star hotels was 168.8 US dollars, up by 7%.
Up to the
end of 2018, there are 120 hotel establishments in Macao supplying
a total of 40,109 rooms, a year-on-year increase of 5.8%. The
above includes 50 budget accommodation establishments supplying a
total of 1,776 rooms.
Total visitor expenditure between
January and September 2018 amounted to 29.8 billion US dollars,
marking period-on-period growth of 11.9%.
year, MGTO conducted 1,983 inspections on tourism professions and
business establishments, and 1,877 inspections at ports of entry
and tourist attractions. For measures against the provision of
illegal accommodation, the Office carried out 1,379 apartment
inspections and sealed 245 apartments, in addition to 463 joint
actions with the interdepartmental task force. The Office also
submitted the latest proposal of the regulations on operation of
hotel establishments, besides actively following up with the
amendments to the regulations on operation of travel agencies and
tour guide profession, to refine the tourism laws and advance
quality tourism development.