Macau visitor numbers up 18 percent

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Visitor arrivals to Macau increased by 18.0 percent year-on-year to 2.55 million in July.

Same-day visitors accounted for 51.9 percent of total visitor arrivals, according to the Statistics and Census Service.

Analyzed by place of residence, visitors from the mainland increased by 27.9 percent year-on-year to 1.46 million (57.3 percent of total), mostly coming from Guangdong province (751,000), Fujian province (87,000) and Zhejiang province (57,000).

Visitors from Hong Kong (720,000), Taiwan (126,000), South Korea (35,000) and Malaysia (21,000) increased by 7.3 percent, 4.1 percent, 23.6 percent and 16.4 percent respectively.