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The Macau Metro Monitor, August 23, 2011

VISITOR ARRIVALS FOR JULY 2011 DSEC

Visitor arrivals totaled 2,550,867 in July 2011, up by 18.0% YoY.  Visitors from Mainland China increased by 27.9% YoY to 1,460,473 in July 2011, and the majority came from Guangdong Province, Fujian Province and Zhejiang Province.  Visitors from Hong Kong (720,000), Taiwan (126,000), South Korea (35,000) and Malaysia (21,000) increased by 7.3%, 4.1%, 23.6% and 16.4% respectively.  

Mainland visitors travelling to Macao under the Individual Visit Scheme totaled 617,591, up by 29.4% YoY.

THE M3: JULY VISITOR ARRIVALS; S'PORE CPI; BUSES - visitors

SINGAPORE CPI UP 5.4% ON-YEAR IN JULY Channel News Asia

S'pore CPI rose by 5.4% YoY and 1.5% MoM in July, due largely to higher costs of accommodation, private road transport and food. 

LEGISLATION PROPOSES TO REGULATE CASINO SHUTTLE BUSES Seng Pou

According to the Statistics and Census Service, the number of tourist coaches, including casino shuttle buses, is three times above the number of buses in Macau.  Authorities are advised to limit the number of shuttle buses depending on different sizes of casino hotels. Grant Bowie, executive director of MGM China, says that the company is willing to discuss with the government and will cooperate for plans to improve the bus system in Macau.