Macau boosted by package tours in April

We reported last week that Macau visitor arrivals surged in April. Today we have fresh data that shows how package tours are leading the charge. A total of 908,000 people wearing baseball caps and led by flag-waving guides visited Macau in April, up 20% YoY. Most were from the mainland, up 22% YoY to 724,000.

However, as the Macau tourism authorities continue to mull a “tourist tax”, it is clear that the city is bursting at the seams. In the first four months, hotels and guesthouses accommodated 4.66 million overnighters, up by just 2.8% YoY. Their average occupancy rate rose by 1.5 percentage points to 91.8%, and the average length of stay stayed at 1.5 nights.