Source: Government of Macao Special Administrative Region Statistics and Census Service
Friday 28th July, 2017
Package Tours and Hotel Occupancy Rate for June 2017
Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that visitors on package tours decreased by 4.5% month-to-month to 670,000 in June 2017, yet up by 18.1% year-on-year. Package tour visitors from Mainland China (510,000), the Republic of Korea (40,000) and Taiwan (35,000) increased by 15.8%, 30.7% and 9.5% respectively year-on-year, with those from India (24,000) surged by 167.1%. In the first half year of 2017, visitors on package tours totalled 3,775,000, up by 10.3% year-on-year.
Outbound residents using services of travel agencies rose by 12.4% year-on-year to 108,000. Residents travelling on package tours (45,000) went up by 16.8%, with those leaving for Mainland China increasing by 12.0% to 29,000. In the first half year of 2017, outbound residents using services of travel agencies totalled 665,000, up by 10.9% year-on-year.
There were 107 hotels & guesthouses operating at the end of June 2017. Number of guest rooms increased by 13.9% year-on-year to 37,000, with 33 five-star hotels offering 22,000 rooms (60.4% of the total), up by 7.3%.
Number of guests of hotels & guesthouses in June 2017 increased by 15.9% year-on-year to 1,091,000. Guests coming from Mainland China (688,000), the Republic of Korea (41,000) and Hong Kong (150,000) grew by 17.3%, 102.1% and 2.7% respectively year-on-year, whereas those from Taiwan (42,000) recorded a decrease of 5.4%. The average length of stay of guests held stable at 1.4 nights. The average occupancy rate of hotels & guesthouses went up by 2.4 percentage points year-on-year to 85.1%, with that of four-star hotels increasing by 2.4 percentage points to 88.1%. Moreover, the occupancy rates of five-star (85.4%) and three-star hotels (84.7%) also rose by 2.5 percentage points and 0.9 percentage points respectively.
In the first half year of 2017, guests of hotels & guesthouses totalled 6,345,000, up by 15.8% year-on-year. The average occupancy rate of hotels & guesthouses stood at 84.2%, up by 4.9 percentage points. The average length of stay of guests held stable at 1.4 nights when compared with the same period of last year. Visitor-guests accounted for 73.8% of the total overnight visitors, up by 1.6 percentage points year-on-year.