Macao visitor arrivals reach 920,000 during Golden Week travel rush

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-10 10:38:01|Editor: Xiang Bo
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MACAO, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Macao welcomed a total of 920,631 visitors during the eight-day Golden Week holiday period, and the total visitor arrivals from Oct. 1 to Oct. 7 registered a year-on-year rise of 11.6 percent, the special administrative region's tourism office said on Tuesday.

Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said more Chinese mainland residents opted for travel during the Golden Week this year, with both the National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival falling on this eight-day holiday (Oct. 1-8).

According to the preliminary statistical figures (non-resident employees and students have been excluded from visitor arrivals) provided by the Public Security Police Force, Macao welcomed a total of 920,631 visitors. In comparison with the corresponding seven-day period of last year, total visitor arrivals marked a year-on-year increase of 11.6 percent.

Specifically, Macao welcomed a total of 696,636 visitors from Chinese mainland throughout the eight-day Golden Week, which constitutes 75.7 percent of total visitor arrivals to Macao.

MGTO also mentioned that before and during the Golden Week, it had actively prepared for the arrival of the peak period by carrying out a series of tasks including operation of tourism notification system.