Improved hotel occupancy for Labour Day and Dragon Boat Festival


The city saw an increase of 8 percentage points year-on-year in the general hotel occupancy rate in the month of May, hitting 89.7 per cent, according to the latest data released by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO).
The rate for May also indicated an increase of 1 percentage point month-on-month.
The occupancy rate for 5-star hotels, in particular, experienced the highest year-on-year increase, growing 10.2 percentage points to 89.5 per cent, while for 3-star (89.5 per cent) and 4-star (91.2 per cent) hotels, the occupancy rate increased 5.5 percentage points and 2.4 percentage points year-on-year, respectively.
The latest data also shows that the average hotel room prices dipped 7.1 per cent year-on-year to MOP1,185.7 (US$147.6), with the lowest drop recorded in 4-star hotels.
The average price for 3-star hotels in May was MOP744.4, down 9.5 per cent year-on-year, and the largest drop among the hotel room prices in the month.
Rooms for 5-star and 4-star hotels cost some MOP1,515.2 and MOP716.8, respectively, decreasing by 8.3 per cent and 0.9 per cent year-on-year, respectively.
For the first five months of the year, the hotel occupancy rate jumped 6.9 percentage points year-on-year to 86.9 per cent, while the average room price dipped 3.3 per cent to MOP1,264.5.

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