Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that a total of 119 hotels & guesthouses were open for business in April 2021, an increase of 9 year-on-year; number of available guest rooms rose by 10.5% to 37,000. Data on hotels & guesthouses designated for medical observation were excluded in the compilation of the results. The average occupancy rate of guest rooms surged by 45.9 percentage points year-on-year to 58.5% and the rate of 3-star hotels stood at 68.5%.
The number of guests checked into hotels & guesthouses leapt by 550.3% year-on-year to 694,000 in April, with Mainland guests (603,000) and local guests (61,000) shooting up by 761.2% and 149.3% respectively. Meanwhile, the average length of stay of guests shortened by 0.6 night year-on-year to 1.6 nights.
In the first four months of 2021, the average occupancy rate of guest rooms was 48.4%, up by 13.8 percentage points year-on-year. The number of guests of hotels & guesthouses increased by 36.1% year-on-year to 2,148,000, whereas their average length of stay held stable at 1.7 nights.
There were no inbound package tour visitors in April and the number of visitors joining local tours added up to 11,000. Outbound residents using services of travel agencies totalled 20,000, and 98.5% of them went to mainland China. In the first four months of 2021, visitors joining local tours soared by 81.8% year-on-year to 17,000, whereas outbound residents using services of travel agencies declined by 49.9% to 44,000.