MGTO: Foreigners now account for 5% of Macau visitor arrivals

MGTO: Foreigners now account for 5% of Macau visitor arrivals

Article brief provided by Inside Asian Gaming
  • Pierce Chan, Inside Asian Gaming
October 12, 2023 3:24 PM
  • Pierce Chan, Inside Asian Gaming

Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said foreign visitors now account for about 5% of the total number of tourists visiting the city, adding it will still take time for international tourism flow to recover.

In an interview with Macao Daily News at an event in the Philippines, Fernandes said the recovery of foreign arrivals had accelerated significantly in the second half of the year.

“The recovery was slow at the beginning of the year, but after June, there was an average of 120,000 foreign arrivals every month,” she said.

“Foreign arrivals accounted for about 10% of total arrivals before the outbreak and have now recovered to about 5%.