Hotel booking rate at almost 50 pct for Labour Day holidays

The hotel booking rate for the May Golden Week is currently at about 40 to 50 per cent, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Deputy Director, Ricky Hoi, said according to TDM Radio.

Hoi noted that more than 190,000 visitors enter the city in the past week, a significant increase, with visitation expected to continue to increase during the labour day holidays between May 1 and 5.

Tourism authorities have also carried out promotional campaigns in the mainland in order to attack more visits to the SAR, with discount vouchers for local stays also provided via online booking platforms.

According to the MGTO representative, some 3,500 online vouchers had been taken up in just one day, showing the increasing interest by mainland tourists to come to the city.

Chinese booking online platform had previously revealed that the total number of order requests for Macau during the May Day holidays have increased by 20 per cent when compared even to pre-pandemic times for the same period 2019.

Local tourism authorities also underlined this week a new public subsidy program that encourages enclave residents to take a staycation, by providing a one-time MOP200 (US$25) discount voucher for staycations.