Macau, China, 25 May – Total visitor arrivals to Macau climbed 12.4 percent year-on-year to 8.2 million in the first four months of 2010, the Statistics and Census Service said on Monday.
Visitors from Mainland China (4,386,985), Hong Kong (2,421,414), and Taiwan (442,087) increased by 20.0 percent, 3.2 percent and 2.8 percent respectively.
Visitors from the Republic of Korea (108,421) and India (39,609) also registered remarkable growth.
In the first four months of 2010, same-day visitors accounted for 51.7 percent of the total visitor arrivals, at 4,257,017.
Analyzed by mode of transport, visitor arrivals by sea totalled 3,391,805 in the first four months of 2010, up by 10.9 percent year-on-year.
Visitors arriving at the Outer Harbour increased by 4.6 percent to 2,160,671, with the majority coming from Hong Kong (52.1 percent) and Mainland China (24.9 percent); meanwhile, those arriving at the Provisional Ferry Terminal in Taipa went up by 24.9 percent to 1,107,183.
Visitor arrivals by land increased by 13.9 percent year-on-year to 4,261,467 in the first four months of 2010; those arriving through the Border Gate totalled 3,908,709 and the majority were visitors from Mainland China (78.7 percent) and Hong Kong (14.0 percent).
Visitor arrivals by air rose by 9.8 percent year-on-year to 573,512 in the first four months of 2010.
Visitors arriving at the Macau International Airport went up by 10.4 percent to 566,691, with the majority coming from Taiwan, China (36.3 percent); Mainland China (29.6 percent) and Malaysia (8.0 percent).
Macau receives 21.7 million visitors last year, a decrease of 5.1 percent on 2008.