The Macau government’s intense marketing efforts in mainland China appear to have borne fruit over the Christmas holiday season with hotels reaching an average occupancy rate of 70 per cent.
According to figures from the Macau Government Tourism Office, the average daily number of visitors was more than 24,000 between December 23 and 27.
That was an increase of 20 per cent for the days in December prior to the 23rd and up 30.5 per cent from the average daily number of visitors in October. A total of 93 per cent of the arrivals were from mainland China.
The average occupancy in three-star hotels was 78.4 per cent, while Macau’s five-star properties saw occupancy of 70.4 per cent.
It’s still far from the visitation levels prior to the pandemic and the impact on gross gambling revenue won’t be known until early January when the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau releases its figures.
Source: Asia Gaming Brief