Hotel occupancy between Jan-Aug at 37 pct

The average occupancy rate of guest rooms of hotel establishments in the Macau SAR has decreased by 12.9 percentage points year-on-year to 37.6 per cent, in the first eight months of 2022, the most recent data provided by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) shows.

As pf August a total of 120 hotel establishments offered accommodation services to the public, five more than in the same month last year, with the number of available guest rooms rising by 4.1 per cent year-on-year to 37,000.

However, the number of guests of hotel establishments in August declined by 10.4 per cent year-on-year to 390,000, with Mainland guests (263,000) and local guests (104,000) falling by 11.4 and 5 per cent, respectively.

The number of visitors to Macau declined 19 per cent year-on-year in August to 331,397, with the figure also 3,000 per cent higher than the previous month, when visitor numbers fell to record lows due to an outbreak of COVID-19.

During the first eight months of 2022, the number of visitor arrivals to Macau fell by 25.8 per cent year-on-year to 3,806,263, with a 6.5 per cent decline in same-day visitors to 2,341,772 and 44.2 per cent fall in overnight visitors to 1,464,491.