THE MACAU METRO MONITOR, JULY 24, 2013
GUANGZHOU SIGNS UP FOR 72-HOUR VISA SCHEME SCMP, Macau Daily News
Guangzhou is set to become the third mainland city to offer 72-hour transit visas to travelers from dozens of countries. The city's inclusion in the short-term visa scheme was announced by provincial authorities who described it as a boon for tourism in the Pearl River Delta. Beijing and Shanghai introduced the visas last year.
Cheong Chi Man, Vice-president of Macau Travel Agency Association, said the measure will not be a driver to boost the number of package tour visitors to Macau, but it is expected to bring more individual visitors.
SINGAPORE CHANGI PASSENGER FLOW Changi Airport
The number of passengers moving through Changi Airport increased 6.1% YoY to 4,669,334 in June 2013.
MACAU VISITOR ARRIVALS DSEC
Macau visitor arrivals increased by 10.4% YoY to 2,324,935 in June 2013. In June 2013, visitors from Mainland China increased by 20.0% YoY to 1,464,665, mainly coming from Guangdong Province (629,648) and Fujian Province (64,466). Mainland visitors traveling under the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) totaled 603,704. Moreover, visitors from the Republic of Korea (33,570) and India (21,724) also increased by 12.7% and 14.2% respectively, while those from Hong Kong (558,326) and Taiwan (75,889) decreased by 0.1% and 12.8%.
The average length of stay of visitors held stable from a year earlier, at 1.0 day in June 2013.