The number of visitors to Macau in the first two months of 2013, totalled 4,689,161, up by 2.1% year-on-year and same-day visitors accounted for 52.4% of the total according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).
Mainland China visitors (2,982,384) increased by 7.3% year-on-year and visitors from Hong Kong (1,111,963) and Taiwan (157,937) decreased by 4.0% and 6.5% respectively.
The number of visitor arrivals in February increased by 11.5% year-on-year to 2,376,840 as the Lunar New Year fall in February this year. Same-day visitors during the same period (1,263,616) accounted for 53.2% of the total.
In February 2013, visitors from Mainland China (1,508,599) increased by 17.4% year-on-year, with 719,055 coming from Guangdong Province.
Visitors from Hong Kong (602,137) increased by 15.8%, while those from Taiwan (81,096) and the Republic of Korea (39,380) decreased by 2.7% and 13.3% respectively.
Long-haul visitors from the US (12,105), Australia (6,571), and Canada (5,236) decreased by 6.6%, 21.4% and 4.6% respectively year-on-year.
According to DSEC data visitors from the UK (4,348) and the Russian Federation (2,044) increased by 3.3% and 9.8% respectively.(macaunews)