THE MACAU METRO MONITOR, JANUARY 23, 2014
MACAU VISITOR ARRIVALS FOR DECEMBER 2013 DSEC
Visitor arrivals increased by 4% YoY to 2,586,829 in December 2013. Visitors from Mainland China increased by 8% YoY to 1,620,434, coming primarily from Guangdong Province (647,348) and Fujian Province (66,940); Mainland visitors travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme totaled 700,934. Moreover, visitors from the Republic of Korea (46,412) and Malaysia (40,935) increased by 5% and 8% respectively YoY, while those from Hong Kong (570,830) and Taiwan (86,575) decreased by 7%. The average length of stay of visitors stayed unchanged from a year earlier, at 1.0 day in December 2013.
MELCO INTL SELLS STAKE IN LOTTERY GEAR DISTRIBUTOR DSEC
Melco International Development Ltd says it has sold some of its shares in a mainland supplier of lottery equipment, MelcoLot Ltd, for HK$224.81 million (US$29 million). MelcoLot Ltd distributes lottery terminals used by the state-run China Sports Lottery Administration Centre.