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THE MACAU METRO MONITOR, JUNE 14, 2013

GONGBEI BORDER RECORDED 800,000 VISITOR ARRIVALS Macau Daily News

The 3-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday ended yesterday in Mainland China.  Gongbei checkpoint recorded a steady tourist arrival during the holiday, with an average daily arrival between 260,000 and 270,000, and total tourist arrivals reached 800,000 in the three days, a slight growth compared with the same period last year.

One of the reasons for the lower tourist number compared with the May Day holiday and the National Day holidays was due to the rainy weather, which caused some of the travelers to cancel their trips. Another reason was that many Mainlanders preferred to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival with their families as it is a traditional Chinese festival.

PACKAGE TOURS AND HOTEL OCCUPANCY RATE FOR APRIL 2013 DSEC

Macau visitor arrivals in package tours increased by 10.2% YoY to 766,971 in April 2013.  Package tour visitors mainly came from Mainland China (582,998), with 209,307 coming from Guangdong Province, followed by those from Taiwan (49,485); the Republic of Korea (35,301) and Hong Kong (32,678).

In April 2013, the hotels and guesthouses received 897,340 guests, up by 16.9% YoY.  The average length of stay of guests decreased by 0.1 night YoY to 1.3 nights.