Hotel occupancy rate drops to 41% in first quarter
The average guest room occupancy rate for hotel establishments fell 4.2 percentage points year-on-year to 40.7% in the first three months of 2022, according to data released today (Thursday). ) by the Bureau of Statistics and Census (DSEC).
During the same period, the number of customers also decreased by 5.6% year on year to 1,372,000, while their average length of stay increased from 0.2 nights to 1.9 nights.
Meanwhile, the number of visitors joining local tours jumped 92.6% year-on-year to 11,000, while the number of Macau residents purchasing outbound services through travel agencies fell by 55, 8% to also reach 11,000.
In March, there were a total of 120 hotel establishments, one more than last year, and the number of available rooms increased by 8.7% to 39,000.
Macau’s average daily travel inflows and outflows in April managed to recover to 37,100 last week, but remained “largely subdued” due to COVID outbreaks in China and travel and border control restrictions.
Visitation over the May Day Labor Day long weekend is also expected to be worse than expected due to continued outbreaks on the mainland.
Just today, the capital of neighboring Guangdong province, Guangzhou canceled hundreds of flights and began testing 5.6 million people for a suspected Covid case.