Total visitor arrivals to Macau topped 32.6 million in 2017, up 5.4 percent from the year before, according to preliminary figures.
According to their findings, the fastest growing market for inbound tourists in India were those from Asia, with China leading the list.
China is becoming one of the main source markets with huge growth potential for European tourism, said Eduardo Santander, executive director of the European Travel Commission (ETC).
In the first nine months of 2017, 840,000 visa-free Chinese tourists visited Russia, a 24% increase compared with 2016.
Up until 2016, an Indian passport offered easy entry to more countries and territories than a Chinese passport. But the coin has flipped.
With the relaxation of visa restrictions and some 60 flights a week between China and the Muslim world, a new era of travel is opening up between Asia and the Gulf.
Chinese tourists have been increasing in double digits since 2010, and they're spending five times as much as the British.
Macao's average Tourist Price Index (TPI) for 2017 rose 0.77 percent year-on-year to 131.87 after two years of decline, the special administrative region's statistics department said on Monday.
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