Hotel guests drop nearly 90 pct in May

2020-06-30 01:37     Comment:0

Macau’s 108 hotels and guesthouses recorded 116,000 guests last month, a year-on-year decline of 89.9 percent, the Statistics and Service Bureau (DSEC) said in a statement yesterday. 

According to the statement, guests from the Chinese mainland (71,000) and Hong Kong (10,000) both decreased by over 90 percent. Guests’ average length of stay rose by 0.7 night to 2.1 nights. 

The average occupancy rate of guestrooms fell by 77.8 percentage points year-on-year to 12.3 percent.

The statement pointed out that data on Macau’s so-called “quarantine hotels” were not included in the hotel sector’s statistics for last month. 

In the first five months, guestrooms’ average occupancy rate stood at 30.4 percent, a drop of 61.0 percentage points. Guests in hotels and guesthouses declined by 70.7 percent to 1.69 million. Guests’ average length of stay increased by 0.2 night to 1.7 nights. 

The statement pointed out that due to the ongoing COVID-19 prevention quarantine measures for arrivals, there were no package tour visitors in Macau last month, while the number of residents using the services of travel agencies for outbound travel was just 100. 

Between January and May, 253,000 package tour visitors were recorded, a 93.9 percent year-on-year drop. The number of residents who used the services of travel agencies for outbound travel decreased by 88.3 percent to 88.000 in the five-month period. 
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