Package tour visitors to Macao drop by 18.8 pct in August

2019-09-30 08:57:26 GMT2019-09-30 16:57:26(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

MACAO, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Package tour visitors to Macao dropped by 18.8 percent year-on-year to 635,000 in August 2019, the special administrative region (SAR)'s statistics department said here on Monday.

The latest report from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) showed that the visitors on package tours from Chinese mainland (499,000), South Korea (36,000), Hong Kong SAR (7,700) and China's Taiwan region (60,000) fell by 18.1 percent, 35.0 percent, 26.5 percent and 6.0 percent respectively.

In the first eight months of 2019, number of package tour visitors totalled 6.38 million, representing a shrinking of 9.8 percent year-on-year, the DSEC report added.

Outbound Macao's residents using travel agency services totaled 156,000 in August, down by 1.7 percent year-on-year.

Macao's residents travelling under own arrangements fell by 8.4 percent to 105,000, with those visiting Chinese mainland (38,000), Hong Kong SAR (29,000) and China's Taiwan region (13,000) decreasing by 5.4 percent, 21.4 percent and 20.4 percent respectively.

Meanwhile, Macao's residents travelling on package tours rose by 15.4 percent to 51,000 on account of a 12.7 percent increase in those visiting Chinese mainland (36,000).

In the first eight months of 2019, outbound Macao's residents using travel agency services totaled 1.20 million, up by 2.7 percent year-on-year.

 

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