Macau, 14 Sept – Macau’s 86 hotels recorded 525,731 guests in July, an increase of 17.9 percent from the previous month, The Macau Post Daily reported yesterday, citing figures of the Macau Statistics and Census Service.
However, the number of guests in July was down 10.5 percent compared with the same month last year.
Mainlanders and Hongkongers accounted for 43.3 percent and 29.3 percent of all guests in July, respectively.
In July, the average occupancy rate fell 10.8 percentage points year-on-year to 68.1 percent, with 4-star hotels leading at 71.1 percent.
The average length of stay of hotel guests rose 0.13 night year-on-year to 1.49 nights.
In the first seven months of this year the number of hotel guests reached 3.63 million, down 4.3 percent year-on-year.
Hotel guests accounted for 30 percent of the total number of visitor arrivals in July.
The number of guest room in hotels and boarding houses rose 11.5 percent year-on-year to 18,152 at the end of July. Month-on-month, the number increased by just 24 rooms.
The number of package tour visitor arrivals rose 42.7 percent in July from the preceding month to 261,349. Mainlanders accounted for 62.5 percent of all package tour arrivals in July.
However, the number of package tour arrivals in July was down 35.7 percent year-on-year.
In the first seven months of this year, the number of visitor arrivals fell 10.1 percent to 2.53 million.
According to the DSEC, the gaming and betting industry’s gross receipts (comprising casinos and other betting businesses such as dog and horse races) rose 3.1 percent year-on-year to 9.65 billion in July.
In the first seven months of this year, the industry’s gross receipts dropped 10.4 percent year-on-year to 61.5 billion patacas.