MACAO, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- A total of 3.874 million guests checked into Macao's hotels and guesthouses in 2020, down 72.5 percent year on year, the special administrative region's (SAR) statistics department said here Thursday.
The latest report from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) showed that the average occupancy rate of guest rooms for 2020 dropped 62.2 percentage points from a year earlier to 28.6 percent.
Guests from the mainland decreased by 71.9 percent year on year to 2.76 million, about 71.2 percent of the total, showed the report. The average length of stay of guests stood at 1.7 nights, up by 0.2 night over 2019.
For the whole year of 2020, package tour visitors added up to 263,000, a decline of 96.8 percent from the previous year, whereas the number of outbound Macao residents using services of travel agencies reduced by 92.9 percent to 125,000, and 58.6 percent of them went to the mainland, showed the report.
A total of 120 hotels and guesthouses were open for business in December 2020, a decrease of 3 year on year. The number of available guest rooms dropped 8.2 percent to 35,000.
In December, a total of 579,000 guests checked into hotels and guesthouses in Macao, indicating a decline of 52.5 percent year on year, showed the report. Enditem