Thousands of locals and visitors sign up for package trips, causing hotel occupancy to surpass 51 percent
The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has resumed the ‘Stay, Dine, and See Macao” programme, with around 230 trippers joining local tours on the first day, reported Macao News.
After the programme reopened last Tuesday, more than 3,000 people have signed up. Trippers get the offer of visiting Cotai, Macau Tower, enjoy a dinner buffet on a boat trip, or even experience the popular helicopter tours that have returned.
In response to popular demand, the programme now offers weekday tours for specific itineraries on top of weekends and public holidays.
Additionally, “Stay, Dine, and See Macao” hands out subsidies for residents until the end of 2021.
Permanent and non-permanent Macau residents are eligible for a one-time subsidy for local tours and staycations, while visitors are also able to join the tours but at full price.
According to the MGTO, Macau saw 201,891 visitor arrivals between September 10-16, with the average daily visitor arrivals at 28,842.
This is a 19.9 percent increase from the average daily visitor arrivals of the previous period, which was 24,050 between September 3-9, and a 118 percent surge compared to figures in August.
The average hotel occupancy rate between September 10-16 hit 51.6 percent, a 5.4 percentage point increase compared to the previous week’s (September 3-9) occupancy rate, and a significant rise of 26.5 percentage points compared to August.
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