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    Macau's challenging HongKong for the top spot in attracting Mainland Tourists

    According to the latest News report by Takungpao(partial translation):

    The number of Mainland Tourists visiting Macau have been increasing. The latest figures from HK Tourism Board reflects the fact that Macau is challenging Hong Kong as the no.1 Tourist Spot for Chinese Mainlanders.



    Destinations for Chinese Mainlanders(and number reflecting Mainland tourists)
    City+++++Yr2005+++++ Share+++++ Yr 2004++++ Share++++ % Change
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    Hong Kong+12,541,400++ 40% +++++12,245,862+++ 42% +2%
    Macau++++10,460,000++ 33.7%+++++ 9,509,091++ 33.% +10%
    Japan+++++ 652,820++++ 2.1%++++++ 615,867+++ 2.1% +6%
    Korea+++++ 477,971++++ 1.5%++++++ 413,696+++ 1.4% +15.5%
    Australia+++ 285,000++++ 0.9%++++++ 252,212+++ 0.8% +13%


    HK Ocean Park and HK Disneyland are still the major attractions for Chinese Mainlanders, but the new casinos and the new fisherman Wharf brought stimulis for tourism at macau.

    Source: Takungpao (in chinese only)
    Last edited by HongKongDisneyland; 04-27-2006 at 11:13 AM.

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