Tourist arrivals gain 6.89 percent over Labour Day

Tourist arrivals to Macau gained 6.89 percent over the Labour Day holidays compared with the same period last year.

According to data released by the Public Security Police Force, the number of visitor arrivals in the city from April 28 to May 1 amounted to 500,943.

In April as a whole, gambling revenue in Macau surged 28 percent year-on-year in April, beating analyst expectations.

According to official data, gaming revenue reached MOP 25.7 billion (US$3.2 billion) in the month, surpassing Bloomberg consensus of 20.5 percent.

In a note released by Union Gaming on Tuesday, the month’s GGR performance came despite one fewer Saturday and a tough comparison to April 2017 (which recorded 16 percent growth at the time). GGR ADR was MOP 858 million, in line with both of the recent holiday months.