The Macau Metro Monitor, October 11th 2010
MORE VISITORS DURING THE NATIONAL DAY GOLDEN WEEK macaubusiness.com, Intelligence Macau
Golden Week (October 1-7) visitors surpassed 680,000, an increase of nearly 13% YoY. More than 470,000 were from Mainland China, a 12.38% YoY growth. The average occupancy rate of three-to-five-star hotels during the National Day Golden Week holiday reached 90%, a 2.7% point increase YoY. The ADR of three-to-five-star hotels was MOP1,422 (US$178), up 16% YoY.
IM is concerned about the the overflowing traffic at the Gonbei immigration checkpoint. The capacity limit at the facility is only 300,000 visitors per day. The very long wait lines may deter visitors to Macau for next year's Golden Week.