Macau’s average hotel occupancy rate reached 52.1% in the first 15 days of July, up by 8.4 percentage points when compared to June, stated the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) in a Monday press release. The tourism body said the hotel occupancy improvement showed that a recovery in the city’s travel trade was in “progress”.
MGTO director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes estimated earlier this month that the city’s average nightly hotel-occupancy rate might be in the range of “70% to 80%” for the summer months of July and August, a traditional time for family trips.
In its Monday release, MGTO also mentioned that the city had received 33,000 visitors on July 16 and 32,000 tourists on July 17. The tourism office said the figures for those two days were the highest since late May.
Currently, the Macau airport has 21 flight routes connecting to a number of destinations in mainland China. The mainland is currently the only place that has a largely-quarantine free travel bubble with Macau.
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