The SAR government has been working with the central government in petitioning for the cross-border visits of Mainland tour groups to Macau. However, owing to the pandemic prevention and control measures required by national mechanisms, the central government is currently not considering resuming cross-border group travel at this point.
According to the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, an official reply has recently been received from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China.
The MGTO head disclosed the information during the Tourism Development Committee on Wednesday, where the agency convened its second Plenary Meeting of 2020.
This week, official data from the MGTO shows that, as of mid-November, Macau is recording a daily average of 20,600 visitors, while the hotel occupancy rate is approaching 45%.
November 6 registered the highest number of tourist arrivals since the pandemic outbreak, standing at 25,444.
Macau is recording a slight improvement in its tourist arrivals this month, compared to data from October, which only showed that the city was seeing an average daily arrival of some 19,000 visitors. Hotel occupancy then stood at 38.1%.
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