Source: Government of Macao Special Administrative Region Statistics and Census Service
Friday 1st September, 2017
Package Tours and Hotel Occupancy Rate for July 2017
Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that visitors on package tours increased by 21.9% month-to-month to 819,000 in July 2017 benefiting from the summer holidays, with a year-on-year increase of 22.8%. Package tour visitors from Mainland China (669,000), the Republic of Korea (38,000) and Taiwan (42,000) rose by 25.6%, 24.8% and 4.8% respectively year-on-year. In the first seven months of 2017, visitors on package tours totalled 4,596,000, up by 12.4% year-on-year.
Outbound residents using services of travel agencies rose by 21.0% year-on-year to 130,000. Residents travelling on package tours surged by 35.8% to 55,000, with those leaving for Mainland China rising notably by 46.6% to 39,000. In the first seven months of 2017, outbound residents using services of travel agencies totalled 795,000, up by 12.5% year-on-year.
There were 107 hotels & guesthouses operating at the end of July 2017. Number of guest rooms increased by 15.3% year-on-year to 37,000, with that of 5-star hotels rising by 9.4% to 22,000, accounting for 60.3%.
Number of guests of hotels & guesthouses in July 2017 increased by 15.6% year-on-year to 1,212,000. Guests coming from Mainland China (792,000), the Republic of Korea (49,000) and Taiwan (49,000) grew by 21.6%, 96.0% and 13.2% respectively year-on-year, whereas those from Hong Kong (165,000) dropped by 10.0%. The average length of stay of guests held stable as in July 2016, at 1.4 nights. The average occupancy rate of hotels & guesthouses reached 90.4%, up by 2.9 percentage points year-on-year, with that of 4-star hotels rising by 2.2 percentage points to 92.8%. Moreover, the occupancy rates of 3-star (91.8%) and 5-star hotels (90.2%) also went up by 12.5 percentage points and 1.7 percentage points respectively.
In the first seven months of 2017, guests of hotels & guesthouses totalled 7,557,000, up by 15.8% year-on-year. The average occupancy rate of hotels & guesthouses stood at 85.1%, up by 4.6 percentage points. The average length of stay of guests held stable at 1.4 nights. Visitor-guests accounted for 73.3% of the total overnight visitors, up by 1.8 percentage points year-on-year.