MACAO, April 22 (Xinhua) -- Visitor arrivals in Macao totaled 526,912 in March, down by 30.2 percent year on year and 19.6 percent month on month owing to the resurgence of COVID-19 in neighboring regions, the Macao Special Administrative Region's (SAR) statistical agency said on Friday.
The latest report from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) showed that same-day visitors grew by 5.7 percent year on year to 369,661, whereas overnight visitors declined by 61.2 percent to 157,251.
Meanwhile, the average length of stay of visitors shortened by 0.4 day year on year to 1.2 days. The duration for same-day visitors stayed at 0.1 day while that for overnight visitors went up by 0.7 day to 3.6 days.
In terms of the source market, the number of visitors from the Chinese mainland went down by 31.9 percent year on year to 468,995 in March. Meanwhile, there were 52,862 visitors from the Hong Kong SAR and 4,867 from China's Taiwan.
Analyzed by means of entry, visitor arrivals by land dropped by 26.4 percent year on year to 505,576 in March, with 83.5 percent of them arriving through the Border Gate checkpoint and 9.1 percent via the Hengqin port. Visitor arrivals by air and by sea totaled 15,939 and 5,397, respectively.
In the first quarter of 2022, Macao saw the number of visitor arrivals grow by 8.0 percent year on year to 1,876,847. ■