Macau welcomed 2,764,924 visitors in September, an increase of 8.0% year-on-year. This time, however, visitors from Hong Kong saw the strongest YoY growth, up 27.2%, compared to mainland arrivals, which grew 5.7%.
There were 1,924,490 mainland arrivals last month, of which 49.0% came from Guangdong. Hong Kong was next at 564,771, while Taiwan was up 6.4% to 88,327). Greater Bay Area cities altogether sent in 854,988 visitors, with strongest growth from Zhuhai City (269,327, up 50%) and Guangzhou (167,936, up 26.8%).
Air arrivals continued to grow strongly, up 16.3% to 294,677, while the ferries continued to lose share to the HZMB, with their traffic falling 45.0% to 416,713.