Macao's average occupancy rate of guest rooms stood at 55.3 percent in March, representing year-on-year growth of 32.1 percentage points and month-to-month growth of 16.9 percentage points, the special administrative region's (SAR) statistic service said on Wednesday.
Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) also indicated that a total of 120 hotels and guesthouses were open for business in March 2021. The number of available guest rooms rose by 5.8 percent to 36,000.
The number of guests checked into hotels and guesthouses surged by 160.2 percent year on year to 622,000 in March, with mainland guests soaring by 216.5 percent to 539,000. The average length of stay of guests shortened by 0.1 night year on year to 1.7 nights.
In the first quarter of 2021, the average occupancy rate of guest rooms went up by 3.6 percentage points year on year to 44.9 percent. In addition, the number of guests of hotels and guesthouses dropped by 1.2 percent year on year to 1,454,000, whereas their average length of stay increased by 0.1 nights to 1.7 nights.
Macao has seen an increase in visitor arrivals recently as visitors from the mainland do not need to be quarantined thanks to stable epidemic situations on both sides. As of Wednesday, no locally transmitted COVID-19 case had been reported in Macao for 395 days. No death had been caused by the virus in the SAR.