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Visitors in Macau on the up

Wed, Jul 24, 1:45pm by Staff Writer

Visitor arrivals to Macau totalled nearly 20.3 million for the first half of this year, representing a year-on-year increase by 20.6 per cent, according to the latest official data published by GGR Asia.

The number of same-day visitors – which accounted for about half the arrivals – also saw a double-digit percentage increase in the period.

Data published on Monday by the city’s Statistics and Census Service, indicated Macau received an aggregate of nearly 10.8 million day trippers for the first half of this year, a tally that has increased by 34.2 per cent year-on-year.

The number of overnight visitors was up by 8.2 per cent year-on-year to nearly 9.5 million during the period.

The statistics bureau’s tourist arrival data for the first half of this year indicated the average length of stay of visitors to Macau slightly shortened judged year on year: by 0.1 day to 1.1 days.

The duration of visit for overnighters and same-day visitors was 2.2 days and 0.2 day respectively.

For the first six months of this year, mainland China remained the largest-single source of inbound visitors, providing 14.3 million, a year-on-year increase by 22.3 per cent.

Approximately 48 per cent of those mainland Chinese visitors, or just over 6.8 million entrants, travelled to Macau via the individual visit scheme (IVS).

In June alone, Macau received a total of nearly 3.1 million visitors, up by 18.9 per cent year-on-year.

The June aggregate of visitors from mainland China increased by 19.9 per cent year-on-year to nearly 2.1 million, with those travelling under the IVS permits – totalling 931,260 – a year-on-year increase of 14.9 per cent.

Visitors hailing from the mainland came primarily from Guangdong (more than 924,400) and Hunan province (more than 96,300).

The June tally of tourists from South Korea (60,753), Hong Kong (623,114) and Taiwan (94,078) went up by 5.1 per cent, 24.3 per cent and 1.3 per cent respectively year-on-year.

In June, the volume of Macau’s inbound visitors arriving via land crossings – including the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – grew by 51.5 per cent year-on-year to over 2.2 million, far outpacing the growth in numbers regarding those that arrived in the city by air or by sea.

The tally of visitors coming to Macau via ferries in that month declined by nearly 36.2 per cent to 545,063, the official data show.

Temperature control tech for Boston casino

CCP Technologies Limited has scored a victory in the United States, with the company announcing that its smart-sensor temperature control technology would be deployed at a new casino in Boston.

Stockhead reported in June that the deal would increase group revenues by 10 per cent, an amount it didn’t classify as “material”.

However, the company was optimistic about the fact that it mark’s CCP’s first break into the US market.

Shares in CCP jumped by as much as 60 per cent in the morning trade after the announcement, before easing back slightly.

Despite this morning’s surge, CCP’s share price is still well off its January 2018 high of four cents.

The company is looking to chalk up some wins after a steady run of losses, including a disastrous foray into cryptocurrency, key management changes and an effort to raise more capital.

CCP scored the deal through Koolmax, its US distribution partner that provides refrigeration services of its own.

The company said the price-point for the sale would remain under wraps until installation was completed at the end of July.


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