Expectations for Macau’s October Golden Week continue to rise. Authorities now expect 40,000 daily visitors during the national holiday.
Macau.- Macau’s expectations for the October Golden week continue to rise, and the government hopes for a strong boost for the economy.
Macao Government Tourism Office director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes had hoped to receive 35,000 visitors a day during the October Golden Week. However, Andy Wu, president of the Travel Industry Council of Macau has raised expectations to 40.000 daily visitors.
This year the October Golden Week will be held through the first seven days of the month as the holiday period incorporates China’s National Day on October 1.
In an interview with GGRAsia, Andy Wu Keng Kuong said: “It is possible that we could see Macau’s average hotel occupancy rate be in the range of 70 per cent to 80 per cent for the National Day break.”
Macau received 409,207 arrivals in August
The national statistics bureau has reported that 409,207 visitors arrived in Macau last month, down 48.2 per cent when compared to July, when the city recorded 789,407 visitors.
Macau also saw a decline in GGR in August, a month that was impacted by local cases of Covid-19 and hundreds of cancelled flights. At MOP$4.44bn (US$554.5m), August’s GGR was the lowest since September 2020.