Source: Statistics and Census Service
Monday 30th April, 2018
Package Tours and Hotel Occupancy Rate for March 2018
Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that visitors on package tours rose by 12.4% year-on-year to 730,000 in March 2018, with a month-to-month increase of 19.3%. Package tour visitors from Mainland China (558,000), the Republic of Korea (50,000) and Taiwan (55,000) went up by 10.4%, 28.1% and 51.0% respectively year-on-year. In the first quarter of 2018, visitors on package tours totalled 2,144,000, up by 23.8% year-on-year.
Outbound residents using services of travel agencies increased by 25.5% year-on-year to 134,000. Among them, residents travelling on package tours grew by 28.9% to 56,000, with those going to Mainland China (32,000) rising by 4.6%. In the first quarter of 2018, outbound residents using services of travel agencies totalled 384,000, up by 14.9% year-on-year.
There were 115 hotels & guesthouses operating at the end of March 2018, an increase of 7 year-on-year. Number of guest rooms grew by 6.4% year-on-year to 39,000, with 5-star hotel rooms rising by 8.5% to 24,000, accounting for 61.2% of the total.
Number of guests of hotels & guesthouses in March 2018 rose by 8.2% year-on-year to 1,143,000. Guests coming from Mainland China (768,000), the Republic of Korea (41,000), Hong Kong (131,000) and Taiwan (39,000) increased by 9.5%, 11.2%, 1.2% and 4.1% respectively year-on-year. The average length of stay of guests held steady year-on-year at 1.4 nights. The average occupancy rate of hotels & guesthouses stood at 87.0%, up by 4.3 percentage points year-on-year, with the rate of 5-star hotels rising by 7.8 percentage points to 90.1%.
In the first quarter of 2018, guests of hotels & guesthouses totalled 3,352,000, up by 9.2% year-on-year. The average occupancy rate of hotels & guesthouses rose by 5.3 percentage points to 88.8%. The average length of stay of guests went up by 0.1 night year-on-year to 1.5 nights. Visitor-guests accounted for 73.0% of the total overnight visitors, down slightly by 0.6 percentage points year-on-year.