Macau: hotel guests from China up 168%

Hotel guests from mainland China have grown month-on-month.
Hotel guests from mainland China have grown month-on-month.

October saw an increase in visitors from mainland China compared to the previous month but remained a long way off the same period 2019.

Macau.-The Statistics and Census Service has released information on the visitor arrivals in Macau showing an increase in visits from mainland China in October.

Chinese tourists grew 168.1 per cent month-on-month to 358,000. However, the number still represents a 56.1 per cent decline year-on-year.

For the whole of the Macau hotel market, which includes 120 hotels and guest houses, 438,000 guests checked in, down 62.8 per cent year-on-year. There were 57,000 guests from markets other than China.

The average occupancy rate of guest rooms stood at 40.0 per cent, representing month-on-month growth of 22.9 percentage points, but a year-on-year decrease of 48.3 percentage points. The occupancy rate for three-star hotels was higher than the market average at 51.1 per cent.

For the first 10 months of 2020, the average occupancy rate of guest rooms fell by 66.0 percentage points year-on-year to 24.6 per cent. The average length of stay increased by 0.2 nights to 1.7 nights.

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