Macau expects to receive over 960,000 visitors during the 8-day Chinese New Year (CNY) break. This translates into 120,000 daily visitor arrivals.
Helena De Senna Fernandes, Head of the Macau Tourism Office, notes that Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan continue to be the main source markets. She mentions that the influx of visitor arrivals may peak on the 12th or 13th.
Wong Suk Yan, President of the Macau Hotel Association, reveals that over 90 percent of the hotels in the Cotai area are already booked for the upcoming CNY, with hotels in the Macau Peninsula also seeing over 80 percent booked. She observes that the occupancy rate has already returned to 2019 levels.
Meanwhile, Tang Ka Man, Vice-President of the Association of Macao Tourist Agents, notes that there will be fewer group tours during the CNY due to the increased cost of transportation and hotel rates compared to normal days.
However, he estimates that Macau may still receive 200 to 300 tour groups during this period, as tourist buses and tour guides are fully booked. In this context, he believes that the tourist groups will yield better than expected results during the CNY.