Macau Hotel occupancy down 64 per cent for H1

Occupancy has recovered slightly since May.
Occupancy has recovered slightly since May.

The amount of locals registering in hotels and guesthouses grew in June due to promotions, but foreign visitor levels continued to drop.

Macau.- The Macau Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) has revealed that for the first half of 2020 hotel and guesthouse occupancy in the city dropped 63.9 per cent year-on-year.

The average occupancy rate of guest rooms was 27.2 per cent, and the number of guests declined by 73.5 per cent to 1,830,000 people in total.

The average length of stay during the first six months of the year went up by 0.2 night to 1.7 nights.

In June, only 109 hotels and guesthouses were open for business, with the number of rooms available falling by 10.6 per cent year-on-year, to 35,000.

Average occupancy rate of guest rooms fell by 77.6 per cent year-on-year for month, and 84.7 per cent for 5-star hotels.

The number of guests who checked into hotels and guesthouses as a whole reduced in June by 88 per cent year-on-year, to 134,000. Of those, 67,000 came from mainland China and another 11,000 from Hong Kong, DSEC said. Both numbers were down by more than 90 per cent.

The service said local guests in June reached 53,000, up by 4.2 per cent on May. It said this growth was “attributable to the accommodation promotions offered to residents by some hotels.”

The DSEC added: “In view of the ongoing quarantine measures for arrivals, there were no package tour visitors coming to Macao in June, and number of outbound residents using services of travel agencies was 200.”

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