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Macau: hotel occupancy tumbles in February

Ocuppancy plunged in Macau.
Ocuppancy plunged in Macau.

According to the government, the city recorded 77% decline in hotel occupancy rates during the month.

Macau.- The impact of the Coronavirus crisis on Macau tourism has been revealed in alarming numbers published by the government.

According to official reports, the average occupancy rate of guest rooms in Macau fell by 76.9 per cent in February, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. 

According to statistics, there were only 157,000 guests in Macau’s hotel and guesthouses in February, down 85.4 per cent year-on-year. 

A total of 115 hotels and guest houses were operating in February, with available guest rooms down 3.8 per cent to 37,000.

The occupancy rate was a mere 15 per cent during the month. 

The fall in occupancy rate was felt mainly by 5-star hotels, which plunged 84 percentage points to 10 per cent, while 2-star and 3-star hotels saw a smaller fall in occupancy rates with some of their rooms provided to non-resident workers. 

The pandemic also caused a sharp decline in the number of visitors on package tours, with only 200 package tour visitors in February.

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