More than half of Golden Week: the number of tourists in Macao decreased by 87.4percent year on year

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 More than half of Golden Week: the number of tourists in Macao decreased by 87.4percent year on year


According to the data from Ctrip, a mainland tourism platform, since September 22, the number of searches for various tourism products in Macao on the platform began to soar, with a maximum increase of 500%. However, Macao will not usher in the long-awaited small peak of tourism during the National Day Golden Week.

In 2003, the central government gradually opened up some urban residents in the mainland to visit Hong Kong and Macao for personal travel (commonly known as free travel). At present, residents of 49 cities in the mainland of China can travel to Macao by free travel, and tourists can enter Macao without isolation if they hold a negative nucleic acid test certificate and a green Macao health code within seven days. Last year, 27.92 million mainland tourists visited Macao, accounting for about 70% of the total number of tourists.

Affected by the new crown epidemic, Macaos gambling industry recovered slowly. According to the Macao Gaming supervision and Coordination Bureau, the gross gaming revenue recorded in September was 2.211 billion Macao dollars, a sharp drop of 90% over the same period of the same period last year, and it has fallen for 12 consecutive months. However, gaming revenue rebounded by 66.2% month on month in September. In the first nine months of this year, Macaos gaming revenue was 38.605 billion yuan, down 82.5% year on year.

Affected by the epidemic situation, tourism, as the pillar industry of Macao, has suffered an unprecedented impact. In the first half of this year, the number of group passengers plummeted by nearly 95% to 253000. According to the Macao macroeconomic forecast for 2020 released by the University of Macau, Macaos GDP may shrink sharply from - 55.7% to - 59.1% this year, while the government revenue will be reduced to 71.3 billion to 92.9 billion Macao dollars. In order to attract tourists to Macao for tourism and consumption, the Macao SAR government has previously launched a plan of expanding the source of tourists, invigorating the economy and ensuring employment. It has issued a total of 290 million Macao yuan consumption coupons for mainland tourists, and has jointly launched a number of preferential activities such as hotels and air tickets with Macao airlines and other businesses. Macaos economic and Financial Secretary Li Weinong said recently that the resumption of the mainlands free travel to Macao on September 23 was an important turning point in economic recovery. However, due to the complex overseas epidemic situation, the number of tourists and gambling industry income still fluctuate in the short term, so it is unrealistic to expect a sharp increase in tourists in the short term. Source: responsible editor of 21st century economic report: Wang Wenhua_ NF5982

Affected by the epidemic situation, tourism, as the pillar industry of Macao, has suffered an unprecedented impact. In the first half of this year, the number of group passengers plummeted by nearly 95% to 253000. According to the Macao macroeconomic forecast for 2020 released by the University of Macau, Macaos GDP may shrink sharply from - 55.7% to - 59.1% this year, while the government revenue will be reduced to 71.3 billion to 92.9 billion Macao dollars.

Macaos economic and Financial Secretary Li Weinong said recently that the resumption of the mainlands free travel to Macao on September 23 was an important turning point in economic recovery. However, due to the complex overseas epidemic situation, the number of tourists and gambling industry income still fluctuate in the short term, so it is unrealistic to expect a sharp increase in tourists in the short term.