Macau hopes the Labour Day break will see an improvement for the tourism and gaming sectors.
Macau.- The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) deputy director Cheng Wai Tong, MGTO, hopes Macau may see a hotel occupancy rate between 70 per cent to 80 per cent during the Labour Day holiday.
That’s an improvement on previous expectations of a nightly occupancy of between 40 and 50 per cent at Macau hotels.
This year, the Labour Day break will last from May 1 to 5 and the city expects visitor volume to beat the high reported on April 16 when 34,000 tourists arrived in Macau, the highest daily volume of visitors since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Morgan Stanley, flight reservations from China for the Labour Day holidays are at nearly 52 per cent of 2019 levels.
Macau imposes new quarantine rules for three countries
The government has imposed a new rule that states that travellers from the Philippines, India and Pakistan must spend four weeks in quarantine due to a rise in the Covid-19 cases in those countries.
After quarantine, travellers must undergo seven days’ self-health management. The rule applies only to Macau residents who have been to the aforementioned countries as Macau does not permit the entry of tourists except from mainland China.