Hotel guests soar 160 per cent in March
Occupancy, rates and overall numbers are all moving in the right direction after a difficult year for the hospitality industry blighted by Covid-19.
The total number of overnight guests at hotels and guesthouses increased by 160.2 per cent year-on-year to 622,000 in March.
The majority – 539,000 – came from the mainland, representing an increase of 216.5 per cent, according to the Statistics and Census Service.
The average occupancy rate stood at 55.3 per cent, representing a growth of 16.9 percentage points month-to-month and an upsurge of 32.1 percentage points year-on-year, however, the average stay dropped 0.1 night year-on-year to 1.7 nights.
In the first quarter of 2021, the average occupancy rate was 44.9 per cent, up by 3.6 percentage points year-on-year.
The number of overnight guests dropped by 1.2 per cent year-on-year to 1,454,000, but their average length of stay went up by 0.1 night to 1.7 nights.
Macao had 120 hotels and guesthouses with 35,000 rooms in 2020.