Tourism

Macau visitors

Macau receives more than 15.5 million visitors in the first half of 2017

Macau received more than 15.5 million visitors in the first half of 2017, an increase of 5.4% compared to the same period of 2016, the Statistics and Census Bureau said on Monday.

25 Jul, 2017

Macau receives more than 13 million visitors from January to May

From January to May Macau received more than 13 million visitors, an increase of 6.3% over the same period of 2016, according to figures released on Friday by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC).

23 Jun, 2017

Revamped Macau Catholic Centre to include pilgrimage hotel

The Macau Roman Catholic diocese said in a statement that the redevelopment of the long-abandoned Catholic Centre in the city centre “will be launched soon”, adding that the revamped building will include a “pilgrimage hotel”.

23 Jun, 2017

Wushu Masters Challenge to return in August

The city’s second Wushu Masters Challenge, slated to take place on August 10-13, will spotlight major wushu competitions and training courses, the Sports Bureau (ID) and Wushu General Association of Macau (WGAM) said Thursday.

23 Jun, 2017

Eight unlicensed eateries closed at Soho space of City of Dreams

A total of 13 restaurants operated without licences for three years at the Soho space of City of Dreams (COD) in Cotai, Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said Thursday, adding her office has ordered eight of them to clos

23 Jun, 2017

EIU forecasts average growth of 7.8% for Macau in 2017/2018

Macau's economy is expected to grow at an average real rate of 7.8% this year and 2018, boosted by the recovery in services exports, particularly those related to gambling, according to the latest Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report.  

22 Jun, 2017

Chief Executive doesn’t worry about World Heritage listing

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Wednesday he does not think that the UNESCO-listed Macau Historic Centre will be removed from the UNESCO World Heritage Site listing, so he doesn’t worry about the matter.

22 Jun, 2017

Mike Goodridge appointed Artistic Director of IFFAM

Mike Goodridge will serve as the artistic director of the second edition of the International Film Festival & Awards – Macau (IFFAM), it was announced Friday at a “kick-off ceremony” arranged by the IFFAM Organizing Committee. The 2nd IFFAM will be held from December 8 to 14 this year with the theme, “A New Avenue to the World of Films”.

19 Jun, 2017

Macau's visitors April 2017

April visitors rise 11 percent to 2.7 million

Macau’s number of visitor arrivals rose 11 percent year on year to 2.74 million, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Tuesday.

24 May, 2017

May Day visitors in Macau

May Day visitors rise 6.7 percent to 375,000

Macau recorded over 375,000 visitor arrivals during the mainland’s three-day May Day holidays, the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said in a statement.

4 May, 2017

Visitors rise 5.7 percent to 2.5 million in March

Macau recorded 2.5 million visitor arrivals last month, averaging 80,684 a day, a year-on-year increase of 5.7 percent announced the Statistics and Census.Bureau

25 Apr, 2017

Macau hotel rooms

Sands sees no oversupply of hotels in Cotai

There is no oversupply of hotel rooms in Cotai, Sands China Senior Vice President Marketing and Brand Management Ruth Boston said on Monday, who is of the view that more developments in Cotai are attracting more visitors.

11 Apr, 2017

Macau visitors in February 2017

Macau’s visitors arrivals drop 5.6 percent in February 2017

Macau’s number of visitor arrivals dropped by 5.6 percent year-on-year and 13.2 percent month-on-month to 2.49 million in February, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Thursday.

24 Mar, 2017

Tourism plan for Great Bay Area

MGTO has no concrete plans for Greater Bay Area yet

The development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area will require “large-scale” cooperation among the three regions, and the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has no concrete plans about it yet.

20 Mar, 2017

Macau Passport

Macau ranks 5th in North Asia visa-free access index

Macau ranks fifth in North Asia as far as visa-free access for its passport holders is concerned, according to the findings of a survey released by the Hong Kong office of Jersey-based consultancy Henley & Partners on Tuesday.

15 Mar, 2017

Macau hotels

Macau hotels guests rise 15 percent in January

Macau’s 107 hotels and guesthouses welcomed 1.04 million guests in January, a year-on-year growth of 15.6 percent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Tuesday.

1 Mar, 2017

Macau visitor arrivals

Macau’s visitors rise 17.6 percent to 2.8 million in January

Macau’s number of visitor arrivals rose 17.6 percent year-on-year to 2.87 million in January, boosted by the start of the Chinese New Year on January 28, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Thursday.

24 Feb, 2017

Macau travel alert system

Possible tour cancellations as a result of new Macau travel alert system

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said on Tuesday that the travel sector was discussing the arrangements for possible tour cancellations resulting from the government’s new travel alert system, adding that her office was paying close attention to the discussions.

22 Feb, 2017

Pousada de São Tiago

São Tiago hotel to close temporarily

Pousada de São Tiago will temporarily close from March 31st and remain closed until the construction of the Barra Transport Complex is completed, SJM Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer Angela Leong On Kei said on Tuesday.

15 Feb, 2017

Taiwan tourism

Taiwan recorded a 10 percent increase in tourism from Macau

In 2016, Taiwan recorded up to 140,000 visits from Macau, up 10 percent from 2015, according to a statement released by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Macau.

13 Feb, 2017