Macau’s hospitality industry recorded 13.15 million guests last year, up 9.6 percent year on year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said on Tuesday.
According to a DSEC statement, mainlanders accounted for nearly two thirds (65.65 percent) of all hotel guests in 2017.
Hongkongers, South Koreans and Taiwanese accounted for the sector’s second, third and fourth largest guest segments, at 1.6 million, 501,000 and 493,000 respectively. While the numbers of guests from the mainland, South Korea and Taiwan rose 13.5 percent, 64.7 percent and 3.5 percent respectively, the number of Hong Kong guests fell 9.6 percent year on year.
According to the Macau Post Daily, the average occupancy rate of hotels (including guesthouses) rose 3.6 percentage points to 86.9 percent last year, with 4-star hotels leading at 89.4 percent.
Guests’ average length of stay went up by 0.1 night to 1.5 nights.
At the end of last year, there were 111 hotels and guesthouses, four more than a year earlier, with a total of 37,000 guestrooms, up 2.3 percent, with those of 5-star hotels accounting for 60.1 percent of the total.