Macau’s visitor arrivals continued to surge, rising 25.6% YoY to 3.39 million last month. According to official data, the increase was driven by day-trippers from the mainland traveling on the IVS permits, up nearly 30%. Moreover, visitors from the nine GBA cities inside Guangdong surged 45.8%, with Zhuhai (64.9%) and Guangzhou (39.8%) standing out.
In the first five months of 2019, arrivals were 17.19 million, up 21%.
Visitors from Hong Kong increased 20%, mostly coming via the HZMB. South Koreans continued to be tops among foreign visitors, rising 1.2% to 65,763 in May.