Participants of a tray race and the mascot of Macao tourism pose for photos in front of the Ruins of St. Paul's in Macao, south China, Sept. 27, 2020. (Xinhua/Cheong Kam Ka)

Tourist arrivals reach almost 582 thousand in October

Macau has reported about 582 thousand visitor arrivals in October, accounting for a 29.6 per cent jump from the previous month, on the heels of the National Day Golden Week and the relaxation of visa restrictions for mainland citizens. However, official figures from the Statistics and Census Service still indicate an 81.9 per cent year-on-year decline.

Visitors from the nine Pearl River Delta cities in the Greater Bay Area represented nearly half (48 per cent) of the total tourist arrivals in October, of which 135,991 came from Zhuhai.

Overnight visitors surpassed same-day tourists, taking up 53 per cent of the total.

In the first ten months of 2020, number of visitor arrivals declined by 86.2% year-on-year to 4,601,090.