As many begin to look forward to 2020, authorities in Macau are excited about the number of tourists that visited the city during 2019. That number reached over 39 million, according to law enforcement officials, a 10 percent increase over the number of tourists in 2018.
According to police, over 39.4 million tourists arrived in Macau during this past year. Also included in the report was the fact that 28 million people came from mainland China. Other regions that commonly sent tourists to Macau included Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, the United States, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, the Philippines, India, Australia, and Thailand.
The increased number of tourists was a great sign despite the fact that the total number of hotel rooms available was down slightly. Despite the fact that new hotels have opened in the city since the end of 2018, total room occupancy decreased by 1.7%. This was attributed to the fact that many renovations have been ongoing throughout the area, with several close to being completed.
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