MGTO expecting 960,000 visitors to Macau across eight-day Chinese New Year holiday

MGTO expecting 960,000 visitors to Macau across eight-day Chinese New Year holiday

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  • Pierce Chan, Inside Asian Gaming
February 9, 2024 2:58 PM
  • Pierce Chan, Inside Asian Gaming

The director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, said at least 960,000 people are expected to visit Macau during the eight-day Chinese New Year holiday, at an average of 120,000 visitors per day. The hotel industry has also indicated that the occupancy rate should return to nearly 90% during CNY, which runs from 10 to 17 February 2024.

Speaking at an event on Thursday, Fernandes said that, based on past experience, visitor traffic will peak on the third and fourth days of CNY.

“It will be dominated by visitors from the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan, with at least 960,000 tourists visiting Macau during the eight-day holiday,” she explained.