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Macao logs 1.3m border crossings during Christmas
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2006-12-28 11:43
Macao's immigration authorities have recorded 1,308,237 border crossings at its six immigration checkpoints over the Christmas holidays from Dec. 22 to 25, a press release issued by the Information Bureau said Wednesday.  

The region recorded 19.50 million visitor arrivals in the first11 months, a year-on-year rise of 21.4 percent, according to official statistics issued earlier the month.  

Macao, with its famed casino gaming industry, has long been a tourism destination in Asia.  

The region, with a population of 508,000, logged a record 18.71million visitor arrivals in 2005 and the number is predicted by local analysts to exceed 21 million this year.

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