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ECONOMY | Staff Reporter, Macau
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Macau tourism grows slowly by 0.86% in June

Costly transportation and accommodation pushed tourists away.

Macau tourism had a dry season when it posted a 0.86% YoY growth rate of visitor arrivals in June.

According to a report by OCBC, the number of visitors from mainland China increased by 0.8%, whilst that from Hong Kong dropped by 3.9%, and the number from Taiwan fell by 9.9%.

Costly transportation and accommodation services could have deterred some tourists, OCBC said.

However, the number of overnight visitors grew for the 23rd month, whilst the share of overnight visitors hit a record high of 56.7%.

Tourist flow from Japan increased 13.5% whilst South Korea's soared by 42.2%.

"This indicates factors including global recovery, a stable MOP and a wide range of promotions offered by a slew of new hotels could still help to lure tourists from various countries to stay overnight and therefore continue to support the revival of the tourism sector," OCBC said.
 

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