Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that a total of 117 hotels & guesthouses were open for business in July 2021, an increase of 3 year-on-year; number of available guest rooms rose by 2.0% to 36,000. 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 51.6 percentage points year-on-year to 63.7%, with that of 5-star hotels (63.6%) soaring by 55.8 percentage points.
The number of guests checked into hotels & guesthouses leapt by 358.6% year-on-year to 697,000 in July, with Mainland guests (556,000) shooting up by 904.3% and local guests (107,000) rising by 31.1%. Meanwhile, the average length of stay of guests grew by 0.1 night to 1.7 nights.
In the first seven months of 2021, the average occupancy rate of guest rooms was 52.3%, up by 27.3 percentage points year-on-year. A total of 4,075,000 guests of hotels & guesthouses were recorded, an upsurge of 105.5% year-on-year, and their average length of stay held stable at 1.7 nights.
There were no inbound package tour visitors in July while the number of visitors joining local tours added up to 5,000. Outbound residents using services of travel agencies totalled 21,000, and 99.0% of them visited mainland China. In the first seven months of 2021, number of visitors joining local tours jumped by 246.1% year-on-year to 32,000, and outbound residents using services of travel agencies increased by 32.8% to 117,000.