Tourist arrivals still growing but less
Macau welcomed almost 2.4 million tourists in March, up by 1.6 percent year-on-year.
This was the second consecutive month in which tourist arrivals increased in comparison with one year before.
However, March’s growth rate was much slower than the 11.5 percent recorded in February, a month positively impacted by the Lunar New Year holiday period.
Macau recorded consecutive year-on-year drops in monthly tourist arrivals from May 2012 until January this year.
In the first quarter of 2013, visitor arrivals edged up by 1.9 percent year-on-year to 7.1 million.