GGRAsia – Macau hotel bookings at least 60% for May holiday: MGTO

Macau hotel bookings at least 60% for May holiday: MGTO

Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, director of the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO), said the average hotel booking rate in the city could reach “60% or more” during the five-day holiday. Labor in May. The holiday period is designated by China’s State Council to run from April 30 to May 4.

Ms Senna Fernandes was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a public demonstration on Monday. His comments followed the Macau government’s announcement that from Monday, people intending to travel to Macau from neighboring mainland China’s Guangdong province must hold an acid test certificate. nucleic. issued within 72 hours proving they are ‘negative’ for Covid-19 infection.

Mainland China is the only place to have a mostly quarantine-free travel bubble with Macau. Guangdong is the biggest source of tourists to Macau.

The easing of travel restrictions with Guangdong is expected to boost the number of visitors to Macao during the upcoming holiday season, the MGTO director told media at an event on Monday. Guangdong is currently classified as a “low risk” location for COVID-19 infection, according to mainland authorities.

Ms Senna Fernandes had told local reporters over the weekend that she hoped the city would receive a daily tally of more than 25,000 visitor arrivals during the Labor Day break in May.

As of Sunday, visitors from multiple communities in a number of mainland Chinese cities and provinces remain on Macau’s quarantine list, according to updates from the Macau Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center. These places include: Shanghai City, Guangzhou City, Jilin Province, Heilongjiang Province, Anhui Province, Jiangxi Province, Jiangsu Province, Fujian Province, Hebei Province, Hunan Province, Shanxi Province, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Yunnan Province.

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