According to information from the Macao Government Tourism Office, the hotel occupancy rate reached 16.4 per cent in September.
Macau.- The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has reported that hotel occupancy for September reached 16.4 per cent, a slight increase on the 12 per cent reported for August.
However, the numbers are considerably lower than the 87.3 per cent reported for the same month last year.
The highest occupancy rate was reported in 4-star hotels, at 26.7 per cent, followed by 3-star hotels at 22.1 per cent and 5-star hotels at just 12.6 per cent.
The hotel sector has reported an overall 19.8 per cent occupancy rate between January and September.
It had been expected hotels might see an increase in the tally of visitors from September, when individual tourist visas for Chinese residents resumed.
However, despite the loosening of border measures, the number of visitors, even this month during the Golden Week holiday, did not recover as much as hoped.
A total of 153,600 visitor arrivals were reported, with a daily average of 19,538, which represents an 86 per cent fall year-on-year