Macao’s 120 hotels and guesthouses recorded 57,000 staycation guests in October, a year-on-year increase of 13.6 per cent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.
Locals accounted for 13.0 per cent of all guesthouse and hotels guests in October, according to a DSEC statement yesterday.
At the end of the third quarter, Macao’s population stood at 682,800.
A total of 438,000 guests checked into hotels and guesthouses in October, a year-on-year decline of 62.8 per cent.
Guests from mainland China surged by 168.1 per cent month-on-month to 358,000 in October, accounting for 81.7 per cent of all guests. However, the number of guests from the mainland dropped by 56.1 per cent year-on-year.
Guests’ average length of stay rose by 0.2 night year-on-year to 1.7 nights.
In the first 10 months of the year, guestrooms’ average occupancy rate fell by 66.0 percentage points year-on-year to 24.6 per cent. The number of guesthouse and hotel guests fell by 76.0 per cent year-on-year to 2.8 million between January and October. The number of available guestrooms decreased by 7.8 per cent year-on-year to 35,000 at the end of October.
The bureau’s data on hotels and guesthouses used for quarantine in response to the COVID-19 pandemic were not included in the hotel sector statistics, the statement noted.
In October, guestrooms’ average occupancy rate rose 22.9 percentage points month-to-month to 40.0 per cent. Year-on-year, the rate dropped 48.3 percentage points.