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Macao's visitor arrivals up 8% year-on-year in Feb

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-03-25 11:37

MACAO - Visitor arrivals to China's Macao increased by 8 percent year-on-year to 2,560,560 in February this year, according to figures released Monday by the city's Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).

Of all the arrivals in February, 54 percent spent only one day. The average length of stay of visitors increased by 0.1 day to 1.0 day in February 2014. Overnight and same-day visitors stayed an average of 1.9 days and 0.2 day respectively, the figures indicated.

Analyzed by place of residence, visitors from the Chinese mainland increased by 14 percent year-on-year to 1.71 million, of which 821,844 traveling to Macao under the Individual Visit Plan, 48 percent of the total.

Visitors from South Korea (52,427) and Japan (25,730) surged by 33 percent and 23 percent respectively year-on-year, while those from China's Hong Kong (551,626) and China's Taiwan (73,160) decreased by 8 percent and 10 percent respectively.

Long haul visitors from the America (12,413), Australia (7,556), and Canada (5,318) increased by 3 percent, 15 percent and 2 percent respectively year-on-year, but those from Britain (4,125) decreased by 5 percent.

Macao's visitor arrivals up 8% year-on-year in Feb

Macao's visitor arrivals up 8% year-on-year in Feb

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