Macau’s hotels and guesthouses reported a combined occupancy rate of 40.3% in January, less than half the rate recorded in January 2020 and 12.8 percentage points lower than December, according to information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).
A total of 447,000 guests checked-in throughout the month, with the lower number linked to reduced visitation to Macau as a result of rising cases of COVID-19 across parts of mainland China. Authorities had discouraged residents from undertaking unnecessary travel as the month progressed.
Check-ins of guests from mainland China fell by 52.5% year-on-year to 373,000, representing 83.5% of total check-ins, while local guest numbers inched up by 0.7% to 49,000.
DSEC said that data from hotels and guesthouses designated as quarantine hotels in January were not included in their numbers.