Package tourists from China surged in January

Visitors on package tours to Macau surged by 41.4 percent year-on-year in January, driven mainly by a jump in package tourists from Mainland China, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).

A total of 755,000 visitors arrived to Macau on package tours in the month, with the majority from Mainland China (603,000) – which grew 49.8 percent year-on-year.

Package tour visitors from Korea (50,000) and Taiwan (47,000) grew by 13.5 and 41.0 percent respectively.

The month also saw a 7 percent rise in the number of operating hotels and guest houses – reaching 114.

Average occupancy rates stood at 90.3 percent, up 8.7 percentage points, while average length of stay held steady at 1.4 nights.