THE M3: 4Q VISITOR EXPENDITURE SURVEY, CNY VISITATION

The Macau Metro Monitor, February 17th, 2010

VISITOR EXPENDITURE SURVEY FOR THE 4TH QUARTER 2009  DSEC

Per-capita spending of visitors increased by 1% YoY to MOP 1,807 in the fourth quarter of 2009.  Analyzed by place of residence, per-capita spending of Mainland visitors took the lead, at MOP 3,563; per-capita spending of those from Southeast Asia; Taiwan, China; and Hong Kong amounted to MOP 1,814, MOP 1,606 and MOP 1,212 respectively.The average length of stay of visitors held stable at 1.1 days, same as the fourth quarter of 2008, with Mainland visitors staying an average of 1.3 days.

90,000 MAINLAND VISITORS TO MACAU YESTERDAY  Macau Daily News

Preliminary estimates showed that 230,000 passengers, slightly lower number than Tuesday's, passed through the Gongbei border. About one in four, ~90,000, were Chinese mainland visitors. From Lunar New Year Eve to yesterday, a span of five days, the total number of passengers who passed through Gongbei reached 940,000, representing a 5% growth YoY (Mainland visitors increased by ~8,950 YoY).