Macao's package tour arrivals up 18.3 pct in January

2013-03-15 04:04:51 GMT2013-03-15 12:04:51(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

MACAO, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Macao's visitor arrivals in package tours in January increased by 18.3 percent year-on-year to 757,190, according to figures released by the city's Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) Friday.

Package tour visitors mainly came from the Chinese mainland ( 562,722), with 250,029 coming from Guangdong Province, followed by those from Taiwan (55,473), South Korea (42,469) and Hong Kong (30, 763), the figures indicated.

Meanwhile, Macao residents traveling outbound in package tours increased by 18.9 percent year-on-year to 112,893 in January, with the Chinese mainland (57.4 percent of the total), Hong Kong (18.3 percent of the total) and Taiwan (11.2 percent) being the most popular destinations.

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