Macau’s visitor arrivals decreased by 1.8 percent year-on-year to 2,374,110 in November 2012, according to figures released on Friday by the city’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).
Of all the arrivals in November, 51.1 percent spent only one day. The average length of stay of visitors stood at 1.0 day, up by 0.1 day year-on-year, with overnight and same-day visitors staying 1.8 days and 0.2 day respectively, the figures indicated.
Analyzed by place of residence, visitors from the Chinese mainland increased by 2.9 percent year-on-year to 1,503,158, 63.3 percent of the total, of which 632,640 travelling to Macau under the Individual Visit Scheme.
Visitor arrivals from the South Korea (34,686) increased by 14.2 percent, while those coming from Hong Kong (529,911), Taiwan (79,884) and Malaysia (34,318) decreased by ten percent, 11 percent and 3.3 percent respectively.
In the first eleven months of 2012, visitor arrivals totalled 25,586,441 but the rate of increase narrowed to 0.5 percent year- on-year, according to the DSEC.(macaunews)