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Macau’s Golden Week numbers down 86.7% on fifth day

The number of visitors at Macau’s Golden Week has improved in the space of 24 hours, but the overall total continues to disappoint.

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As recorded by the Macao Government Tourism Office, Monday saw just 21,500 people visit on what was the fifth day of October Golden Week.

The tally represented a welcome increase from Sunday’s figure of 18,747.

But the total number of visitors over the five day period stands at 98,592, down 86.7% from the 780,238 who entered Macau over the same period in 2019, and 980,000 arrived during the seven-day Golden Week last year.

One of the major reasons behind the decline is the huge decrease in visitors from mainland China. Their numbers on Monday showed an increase of 12.6% from Sunday, but an overall drop of 85.8% from the previous year.

After major disruption from Covid-19, the current holiday period was viewed as a crucial time for analysing the future success in the Macau gaming market.

Current visitor numbers are showing that such success may not arrive immediately, but recent gross gaming revenue numbers revealed by Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau shows that the situation is improving gradually.

The 90.0% year-on-year GGR decline in September was a slight improvement from the 94.5% decline in both July and August.


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