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55,000 visitors pour into Macao at weekend

Arrivals now back up to half pre-Covid-19 levels, with bulk coming from mainland China plus thousands from Hong Kong.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 12:29 am

Macao recorded over 55,000 visitor arrivals on Saturday – with 44,025 coming from mainland China and 10,084 from Hong Kong – the most in a single day since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tourism officials said that in the past week of 7-13 January, a total of 261,346 visitor arrivals were recorded, representing a daily average of 37,335, an increase of 80.4 per cent over the week of 31 December to 6 January which recorded a daily average of 20,693, an increase of 189.2 per cent over the average daily number of 12,909 last month.

The Macao Government Tourism Office noted that hotel guestrooms’ average occupancy rate from 6 January to last Thursday reached 67.40 per cent, up 15.4 percentage points week on week from 52 per cent, representing an increase of 24.3 percentage points compared to last month.

In December 2019, the last full month before Covid-19 struck Macao, the daily average number of visitor arrivals stood at 99,465. In February 2020, the first full month of the pandemic’s impact on Macao, the daily average number of visitor arrivals stood at just 5,393, The Macau Post Daily reported. 

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 12:29 am

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