Typhoon Khanun, which passed south of Macau on Sunday, is likely to have dampened demand for casino gambling in the city that day.
The typhoon’s proximity led to Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.8 being in place from 10am until approximately 9pm that day, according to the local authorities.
The No.8 Signal is enough to trigger the cancellation of road, air and ferry transport to and from Macau. The majority of Macau’s tourism arrivals come from either mainland China or Hong Kong, according to local government data.
A Sunday press release from the Macau government said the city’s Chief Executive, Fernando Chui Sai On, had convened a meeting that day of Macau’s Civil Protection Action Centre, to be briefed on government response measures to the event.
A small amount of flooding was reported near the Inner Harbour area of the peninsula, but nothing like the scale of Typhoon Hato, the worst such weather event in 53 years, which struck the city on August 23. It caused widespread damage, led to the deaths of 10 people, and severely disrupted the city’s casino operations.
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"The initial expectation for the October Golden Week was that the Cotai casino resorts might see an average occupancy rate at 80 percent to 90 percent. But that rate now might stand at just 50 percent to 60 percent... following Macau’s news of the new Covid-19 infection cases”
Andy Wu Keng Kuong
President of the Macau Travel Industry Council