Macau hotel check-ins surge 550% in April

Macau saw a year-on-year surge in average occupancy rate and number of guests checking into hotels and guest houses in the month of April, though international package tour visitors remain at zero. 

According to information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), the average occupancy rate of guest rooms surged to 58.5 percent, while the number of guests checking into hotels and guesthouses was up 550.3 percent year-on-year to 694,000. This was made up mostly of guests from Mainland China. 

There were no inbound package tour visitors in April and the number of visitors joining local tours added up to 11,000. Outbound residents using services of travel agencies totalled 20,000, and 98.5% of them went to mainland China. In the first four months of 2021, visitors joining local tours soared by 81.8% year-on-year to 17,000, whereas outbound residents using services of travel agencies declined by 49.9% to 44,000.

In the first four months of 2021, the average occupancy rate of guest rooms was 48.4%, up by 13.8 percentage points year-on-year. The number of guests of hotels & guesthouses increased by 36.1% year-on-year to 2,148,000, whereas their average length of stay held stable at 1.7 nights.