Macau received almost 63,000 visitors over the five days of the Lunar New Year
In the first five days of the Lunar New Year, the number of visitors exceeded 62 thousand, which still represents a decrease of 71.6 percent compared to last year.
Between Thursday of last week and Monday, Macau received 62,984 visitors, which is equivalent to an annual drop of 71.6 percent, according to provisional data from the Tourism Bureau. More than 90 percent of those who visited the territory on Lunar New Year holidays came from Mainland China. The difference compared to last year has been narrowing as the days of the Chinese New Year have passed. On Monday there were 15,214 visitors, down 43.9 percent in annual terms.
The day that attracted the most visitors was Sunday, when more than 17,000 people entered the MSAR. On that day – like the rest – most tourists arrived through Portas do Cerco, followed by the border post at Hengqin.
In a context of border restrictions due to the prevention of the covid-19 pandemic and in which the Chinese authorities have advised against travel abroad, for now, the numbers are below the Government’s estimate. It is recalled that the Director of Tourism Services, Helena de Senna Fernandes, said last week that she predicted a daily average of between 16 and 20 thousand people on the seven days of the new year, a maximum of 100 people.
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