Macau visitors satisfied with gaming properties, spending more

    About 84 percent of visitors to Macau are satisfied with the gaming properties, up two percent, and spending up to 17 percent more per visit from the previous quarter a Macau government survey shows. 

    The Visitor Expenditure Survey by the Information from the Statistics and Census Service indicated that total visitor spending, excluding gaming, reached $2.04 billion (MOP16.3 billion) in the second quarter of 2014. Spending by overnight visitors totaled MOP13.8 billion while same-day visitors spent MOP2.5 billion, up by 18 percent and 12 percent respectively year-on-year.

    Per-capita spending of visitors in the second quarter of 2014 was MOP2,141, up by 9 percent year-on-year. Mainland visitors spent an average of MOP2,659, an increase of 6 percent year-on-year, and spending of those traveling under the Individual Visit Scheme was MOP2,973.      

    Analysed by consumption structure, visitors spent mainly on Shopping (49 percent), Accommodation (26 percent) and Food & Beverage (19 percent).

    According to the results of Visitors’ Comments Survey only 41 percent of the visitors commented that points of tourist attractions were adequate, while 17 percent considered that public transport services should be improved.