MACAO, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- The visitor arrivals to Macao totaled 3.08 million in December 2019, a decrease of 13.6 percent year-on-year, the special administrative region (SAR)'s statistic department said here on Tuesday.
The latest report from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that the same-day visitors (1.61 million) and overnight visitors (1.47 million) dropped by 12.1 percent and 15.3 percent respectively.
The average length of stay of visitors held steady year-on-year at 1.2 days, with that of overnight visitors and same-day visitors remaining unchanged at 2.2 days and 0.2 day respectively.
Visitors from Chinese mainland decreased by 14.5 percent year-on-year to 2.09 million, with 54.6 percent of them coming from Guangdong Province. Visitors from South Korea (46,903), Hong Kong SAR (655,129) and China's Taiwan region (79,714) went down by 39.3 percent, 3.9 percent and 14.3 percent respectively.
For the whole year of 2019, visitor arrivals reached 39.41 million, an increase of 10.1 percent year-on-year, the DSEC report added.
Same-day visitors (20.77 million) and overnight visitors (18.63 million) rose by 20.0 percent and 0.8 percent respectively. The average length of stay of total visitors (1.2 days), overnight visitors (2.2 days) and same-day visitors (0.2 day) held stable year-on-year.
Analyzed by source market, visitors from Chinese mainland (27.92 million), Hong Kong SAR (7.35 million) and China's Taiwan region (1.06 million) went up by 10.5 percent, 16.2 percent and 0.2 percent respectively, whereas those from South Korea (743,026) reduced by 8.6 percent.
Visitors from Canada (75,060) and Britain (59,284) recorded year-on-year increases, while those from the United States (199,800) and Australia (84,030) decreased.
Analyzed by mode of transport, visitor arrivals by land jumped by 32.2 percent year-on-year to 29.29 million in 2019, with those arriving through the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (5.38 million) accounted for 18.4 percent of the total.
Visitor arrivals by air grew by 16.7 percent year-on-year to 3.85 million, with those arriving at the airport (3.84 million) rising by 17.1 percent.
On the other hand, visitor arrivals by sea declined by 39.5 percent year-on-year to 6.27 million.