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Macau Reports Increase in Golden Week Visitor Arrivals

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According to the preliminary figures, total visitor arrivals to Macau during the National Day Golden Week holiday period this year (1-7 October) reached 775,968, 13.27% more than the figure during the National Day Golden Week holiday period last year.

Visitors from Greater China amounted to 93.39%, among which, 580,350 were from the Mainland, an increase of 22.34%.

The average occupancy rate of three-to-five-star hotels during the National Day Golden Week holiday reached 88.46%, a slight decrease of 1.54 percentage points compared to the same period of last year. However, the daily average number of occupied rooms was 18,730, increasing by 8.67%.

The average occupancy rate of three-star hotels hit 91.22% (-0.15 percentage points), while that of four-star hotels reached 82.14% (-4.73 percentage points) and five-star hotels hit 92.03% (+0.26 percentage points).

The ARR of guesthouses and hotels of different categories in Macau saw a rise during the National Day Golden Week holiday. The ARR of three-to-five-star hotels was 1,759.57 patacas, up 23.66% on the same period of last year.

The ARR of guesthouses stood at 393.42 patacas (+44.60%), two-star hotels 714.92 patacas (+41.08%), three-star hotels 1,530.07 patacas (+24.74%), four-star hotels 1,465.72 patacas (+34.77%) and five-star hotels 2,282.92 patacas (+16.80%).

During the golden week period, the Macau Government Tourist Office inspectors intensified surveillance at Macau's most visited sites and border checkpoints, as well as carried on with the operations against illegal accommodation. It sealed a total of 8 premises suspected to provide illegal accommodation and one operator, two touts and 5 managing staff were seized on site.

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