Macao recorded 451,000 visitor arrivals over the Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday from 21 to 27 January, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has announced.
Among the arrivals, 265,000 came from mainland China, while 165,000 were from Hong Kong. Average daily visitor arrivals throughout the week reached around 64,000, a year-on-year increase of 297 per cent compared to last year’s CNY holiday period.
On 24 January, the city recorded over 90,000 visitors, which was the highest record for a single day since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020.
The city’s hotels did well out of the new year influx. Average occupancy rates reached 85.7 per cent, a year-on-year increase of 22.4 percentage points.
The highest occupancy rate reached 92.1 per cent on 24 January. Over the CNY period, the average room rate was around MOP 1,575, up by nearly 50 per cent year-on-year.
Looking ahead, the final show of the Chinese New Year Fireworks Display will take place at the Lantern Festival this Sunday, while the float exhibition in Tap Seac Square runs until 12 February.
The MGTO launched a number of promotional schemes and travel offers to attract visitors to Macao since the local government relaxed Covid-19 border measures.
The bureau plans to move forward with online-offline marketing campaigns, while physical promotional activities have also been planned for this year, The Macau Post Daily reported.