Macao records the highest daily visitor arrivals since the COVID-19 outbreak


Macau sees tourism heating up. / CFP

Macau sees tourism heating up. / CFP

China’s Macau Special Administrative Region on Friday saw the highest number of daily visitor arrivals since the COVID-19 pandemic began with travel restrictions to curb the pandemic last year.

A total of 32,647 visitors arrived in Macau on Friday, an annual increase of 1,309 percent and surpassing the previous peak recorded on March 20 (32,016 visitors), according to data from the Macau Government Tourist Office this Saturday.

The city recorded an average of 27,120 daily arrivals during the last week (March 20 to 26), 109.5% more than the Spring Festival holidays (February 11-17) and 77.8% more than the daily average for February, the office said.

Last month it was also seen that travelers stayed longer. In February, the average length of stay of visitors reached 1.9 days, compared to 0.3 days in January.

According to the local tourism office, the number of visitors to Macau has gradually grown in recent months, as visitors from mainland China do not need to be quarantined due to the effective prevention measures of the COVID- 19 and the stable epidemic situations of both parties.

The office has made several efforts to promote Macau as a safe destination for tourists, including those offering coupons for mainland Chinese tourists, which can be used in Macau and on online platforms.