Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that a total of 115 hotels & guesthouses were open for business in May 2021, an increase of 7 year-on-year; number of available guest rooms rose by 10.1% 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 50.2 percentage points year-on-year to 62.0%, with both 3-star and 4-star hotels outperforming the sector’s average, at 70.7% and 67.5% respectively.
The number of guests checked into hotels & guesthouses leapt by 552.3% year-on-year to 760,000 in May, with those from mainland China (659,000) shooting up by 816.4% and local guests (68,000) jumping by 112.3%. Meanwhile, the average length of stay of guests shortened by 0.4 night year-on-year to 1.6 nights.
From January to May 2021, the average occupancy rate of guest rooms was 51.3%, up by 21.2 percentage points year-on-year. The number of guests of hotels & guesthouses increased by 71.5% year-on-year to 2,908,000, while their average length of stay held stable at 1.7 nights.
There were no inbound package tour visitors in May while the number of visitors joining local tours added up to 8,300. Outbound residents using services of travel agencies totalled 26,000, and 98.8% of them went to mainland China. From January to May 2021, visitors joining local tours soared by 126.6% year-on-year to 21,000, whereas outbound residents using services of travel agencies decreased by 15.1% to 75,000.View gallery