Tourists swamp Macau over Lunar New Year

STORY: Macau welcomed more than 71,000 visitors on Monday (January 23), the highest single day record since the pandemic, its government said in a statement late on Tuesday.

The influx of tourists into the former Portuguese colony, which has had only a trickle of tourists since the start of the pandemic, comes after Beijing reopened its borders with the rest of the world for the first time in three years in January.

Macau had only 15,000 average daily visitations to Macau during 2022.