Macau registered a sharp increase in room inventories but a marginal number of tourists resulting in a drop in average occupancy data and tariffs while local staycations almost doubled.
Press-release issued by Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that a total of 121 hotel establishments offered accommodation services to the public in June 2022.
An increase of six new hotels on year-on-year basis and the number of available guest rooms rose by 5.5 percent to 37,000.
In June, visitors joining local tours totaled 1,800, representing a decline of 72.3 percent year-on-year; number of Macao residents purchasing outbound services booking for transport, accommodation, and sightseeing tours through travel agencies tumbled by 82.8 percent to 3,600.
In the first half of 2022, the number of local tour visitors decreased by 35.8% year-on-year to 18,000, while that of Macau residents purchasing outbound services through travel agencies plunged by 79.6 percent to 20,000. Data on hotel establishments designated for medical observation and self-health monitoring were excluded in the compilation of the results, the release read.
“Average occupancy rate of guest rooms in June dropped by 6.3 percent year-on-year to 39.1 percent; the rate for 5-star hotels was 31.9 percent, a decrease of 12.2 percent on a year-on-year basis,” the release read.
In the first half of 2022, the average occupancy rate of guest rooms of hotel establishments decreased by 12.8 percent year-on-year to 37.6 percent.
The number of guests of hotel establishments in June went down by 10.3 percent year-on-year to 421,000; Mainland guests 315,000 and local guests 78,000 fell by 11.9 percent and 5.6 percent respectively.
The number of guests went down by 22.3 percent year-on-year to 2,624,000, whereas their average length of stay remained stable at 1.8 nights.
Meanwhile, the average length of stay of guests extended by 0.1-night year-on-year to 1.8 nights.