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Travel agencies bring 263,000 tourists to Macao in March

A total of 263,288 tourists who traveled in groups visited in March 2004, marking a 47 percent increase as compared with…

A total of 263,288 tourists who traveled in groups visited in March 2004, marking a 47 percent increase as compared with the same month of last year.

According to a news release by the Statistic and Census Services of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) Tuesday, among the travelers are 238,552 from China`s mainland, 12,170 from Taiwan province, and 6,486 from the Hong Kong SAR.

Meanwhile, some 12,000 Macao residents took trips as members of tourist groups, up 63.9 percent over March of 2003. Most Macao tourists chose China`s mainland and Taiwan province and Thailand as their favorite traveling destinations.

The document also shows that tourist agencies have brought 543,828 travelers to Macao in the first quarter of 2004, up 10.8 percent over the same period of last year. The number of Macao residents who joined tourist groups in the first quarter shrank by 7.9 percent as compared with the same period of last year.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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