Daily visitor average increases to more than 20,000

The daily visitor average in the Macau SAR has risen to more than 20,000 on September 16 the highest number since the local outbreak in July, tourism authorities revealed.

With the resumption of normal pandemic prevention measures in Macau and the adoption of favourable measures for the border crossing with Mainland China, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) immediately organized publicity initiatives to increase the number of visitors, with visitors rising steadily,” the department noted.

On September 16 a total of 23,362 visitors, the highest number of daily arrivals since the June 18 local outbreak was registered.

At the same time, between September 9-15 week Macau received a total of 121,657 visitors, with a daily average of 17,380, representing an increase of 6.6 per cent when compared to the daily average of 16,299 visitors between September 2 and 9, and also a 62.6 per cent year-on-year jump.

The average occupancy rate of hotel establishments reached 35.7 per cent, representing a growth of 2.7 percentage points, compared to the previous week.

Visitor numbers are expected to continue increasing as the NAT validity period was again extended to 48 hours and as the October National Day Golden Week approaches.

“With the National Day holidays approaching, MGTO is making every effort to carry out online and in-person promotions. Last month, a promotion with a travelling promotional caravan in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay cities was laucnhed, which will continue to promote visits to more cities, exploring potential consumer groups in the Greater Bay and increasing confidence in visiting Macau,” the department informed.

“At the same time, in combination with the monthly promotional activities under the theme “Feel Macau, Without Limits”, the launch of travel packages with special discounts for hotels and air tickets was added to broaden the sources of visitors”.