Macau saw a sharp rise in its hotel industry supply, according to the latest data from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) regarding April 2023.
Macau had a total of 129 hotels in April 2023, an increase of eight year-on-year. The total number of available guest rooms grew by 10.6 percent to 43,000. The average occupancy rate of guest rooms in April rose to nearly 80 percent.
The number of guests of hotel in April leapt by nearly 20 percent year-on-year to 1,101,000; with guests from mainland China totaling 739,000, while those from Hong Kong amounted to 254,000 and visitors from Taiwan reached 18,000.
DSEC also reported that the number of MICE events leapt by 114 percent year-on-year to 208 in the first quarter of 2023, and the number of participants & attendees rose by 20.5 percent year-on-year to 199,000.
There were 196 meetings & conferences held in the first quarter, up by 120 year-on-year, with the number of participants surging by nearly 260 percent to 22,000.
Macau’s tourism recovered to about 50% of 2019 levels
Macau’s tourism recovered to 50 percent of pre-COVID levels, with 264,842 visitors during a three-day period running from May 26th to 28th, affirmed the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) on Sunday.
Friday is a holiday representing Budhha’s birthday, a public holiday for Macau and Hong Kong, with many regional tourists flocking to Macau over the long weekend.
Speaking to local media, Macau’s tourism bureau director, Helena de Senna Fernandes, said that Macau received nearly 66,000 visitors daily io weekdays, and welcomed nearly 88,000 tourists per day over the long weekend. The official noted that the figure is satisfactor, as MGTO will make further efforts to lure more overseas tourists in the future.
MGTO is now planning to discontinue some of its promotional packages in the second half of this year last week. Fernandes stressed that there will be numerous entertainment projects taking place this year, which will be very attractive.
The Tourism Office plans to conduct roadshows in Thailand, Singapore, and South Korea.