Friday, November 19, 2010

News this week: Macau's MICE statistics rise

Macau’s Q3 MICE statistics

Macau, 15th November: The Macau Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) has announced the region’s MICE statistics for the third quarter of 2010. The bureau estimated more than 365,000 participants attended 323 MICE events during this period, a year-on-year increase of 44% in participant numbers and 24% in terms of number of events.

The number of MICE events held in Macau increased from 261 last year to 323 in Q3 this year. Of the total, 305 were meetings (up from 246) and the remaining 18 events were exhibitions (up from 15). The 305 meetings in the period attracted more than 43,000 participants, nearly doubling the number of participants in the third quarter of 2009. Participants attending the exhibitions also grew by 40% to almost 322,000.

During the first nine months of 2010, a total of 1,019 MICE events were held in Macau, year-on-year growth of 21%. The number of participants jumped 70% to record around 586,000, with an average stay of 2.36 days in Macau.

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