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Hotel occupancy drops 16.8 per cent in June

Hotels still face an uphill battle as the effects of Covid-19 continue to make their presence felt through the industry.

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Hotels still face an uphill battle as the effects of Covid-19 continue to make their presence felt through the industry.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:43 am

The average occupancy rate of guest rooms in Macao in June dropped 16.8 percentage points compared with May due to stronger pandemic prevention and control measures in Guangdong Province and Macao.

But according to the latest information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), the average occupancy rate of guest rooms surged by 33.5 percentage points year-on-year to 45.3 per cent compared with May which registered a 62.1 per cent occupancy rate.

The DSEC indicated that a total of 116 hotels and guesthouses were open for business in June 2021, an increase of seven year-on-year with the number of available guest rooms up by 1.7 per cent to 35,000.

In the first half-year of 2021, the average occupancy rate of guest rooms was 50.4 per cent, up by 23.2 percentage points year-on-year. 

The number of guests at hotels and guesthouses grew by 84.5 per cent year-on-year to 3,378,000, while their average length of stay grew by just 0.1 night to 1.8 nights.

There were no inbound package tour visitors in June, while the number of visitors joining local tours came to 6,600. 

Outbound residents using services of travel agencies totalled 15,000;  98 per cent of them went to mainland China. 

In the first half-year of 2021, visitors joining local tours soared by 197.3 per cent year-on-year to 28,000, whereas outbound residents using services of travel agencies increased by 3.5 per cent to 91,000.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:43 am

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