Macau, China, 17 Feb – Macau, which has around 550,000 residents, logged a record 7.75 million hotel guests last year, an increase of 15.5 percent on 2009, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.
Hotel guests accounted for 31 percent of last year’s total number of visitor arrivals, which reached a record 24.96 million, according to The Macau Post Daily.
At the end of last year, the total number of guestrooms stood at 20,091, up by 832 rooms from a year earlier.
The average occupancy rate of hotels and guesthouses amounted to 87.7 percent in December, up 5.5 percent year-on-year. Four-star hotels enjoyed the highest occupancy rate, at 94.4 percent.
In December, guests’ average length of stay stood at 1.4 nights, almost unchanged from a year earlier.
Meanwhile, the number of package tour visitor arrivals reached 5.74 million last year, a growth of 23.5 percent year-on-year. Package-tour members accounted for 23 percent of last year’s total number of visitor arrivals.