Government approves extension of horse race concession until 2024

The Macau government has approved an extension of the city’s horse racing concession for a period of 24 years and six months, the Secretary for Economy and Finance, Leong Vai Tac said today.

27 Feb, 2018

The 13 casino expected to open March 31, 2019

Luxury hotel developer The 13 Holdings is planning to open its casino and retail shops by March 31, 2019, according to the company’s latest filing.

27 Feb, 2018

Visitors’ non-gaming spending reaches almost US$ 7.7 billion in 2017

Visitors’ total non-gaming spending reached 61.32 billion patacas (US$7.66 billion) in 2017, a year-on-year increase of 16.4 percent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.

26 Feb, 2018

CNY visitors rise 6.5 pct to almost one million

Macau’s number of visitor arrivals reached 963,265 between last Thursday and Wednesday this week (from Chinese New Year’s Eve to the sixth day of the Chinese New Year), a 6.5 percent increase compared to the corresponding period of the lunar new year last year.

23 Feb, 2018

CNY visitor arrivals rise 9.2 pct

The number of visitor arrivals to Macau reached 667,666 between Thursday and Monday (from Chinese New Year’s Eve to the fourth day of the Chinese New Year), a 9.2 percent increase compared to the corresponding period of the lunar new year

21 Feb, 2018

Police impose CNY crowd control measures

The police implemented official crowd control measures on three consecutive days, between Sunday and Tuesday, across the city centre in response to the huge number of tourists visiting the area during the Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday period.

21 Feb, 2018

MGM to finally open Cotai resort on Tuesday

MGM China will finally open its repeatedly delayed casino-hotel resort in Cotai on Tuesday, in time for Chinese New Year.

7 Feb, 2018

Tourism chief hopes CNY parade gets bigger crowd

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said Wednesday she hopes there will be 10 to 20 percent more spectators watching the Chinese New Year (CNY) parade this year.

1 Feb, 2018

Macau's hospitality industry 2017

Hospitality industry records 13 million guests in 2017, up 9.6% year-on-year

Mainlanders accounted for nearly two thirds (65.65%) of all hotel guests in 2017. Hongkongers, South Koreans and Taiwanese accounted for the sector’s second, third and fourth largest guest segments, at 1.6 million, 501,000 and 493,000 respectively.

31 Jan, 2018

The 13’s prime mover quits

Stephen Hung, hitherto the high-profile prime mover behind the troubled The 13 hotel in Coloane has resigned as joint chairman and executive director of The 13 Holdings Limited, according to a statement by the company to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange last week.

29 Jan, 2018

Chef Alain Ducasse cooking up a food feast for Macao at Morpheus hotel

World-acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse recently announced that he will open two new restaurants and a bar in May at the upcoming Morpheus Hotel at City of Dreams resort, in Macau, according to China Daily today.

27 Jan, 2018

Three million visitors set new record last month

Macau's visitor arrivals reached 3,053,690 last month, a new record since August 2014, up 8.5 percent year on year and 7.8 percent month to month, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Tuesday.

24 Jan, 2018

Police carry out 1st casino emergency response drill

Macau's first casino emergency response drill by various government law enforcement agencies and other government bodies took place in the early hours of this morning at Galaxy Macau.

23 Jan, 2018

Government to launch public consultation for the drafting of a plan for the protection of Historic Centre of Macau

The government will launch a two-month public consultation Saturday for the drafting of an official plan for the protection and management of the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre of Macau it was announced at a press conference held Thursday at the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC).

19 Jan, 2018

Government to consult public on shipyards’ heritage status

The government will launch a two-month public consultation on Monday about the ongoing cultural heritage evaluation of Coloane’s Lai Chi Vun Village and its traditional shipyards.

19 Jan, 2018

Macau holds int’l gastronomy forum

Macau Thursday kicked off its first International Gastronomy Forum to exchange views on the business potential of gastronomy and making cities better for people to live in.

19 Jan, 2018

Macau visitors tops 32.6 million in 2017

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) announced today that the total visitor arrivals to Macau topped 32.6 million in 2017, up 5.4 per cent from the year before.

17 Jan, 2018

2018 Macao Year of Gastronomy launched today

The Deputy Director-General of UNESCO, Getachew Engida said today that the “2018 Macao Year of Gastronomy” will provide an opportunity for Macau to develop regional and international cooperation with partners both within the network and beyond, strengthening its reputation as a gastronomic hub.

17 Jan, 2018

AirAsia plans to launch 4 new Macau routes this year

Low-cost carrier AirAsia will be launching three to four new routes for Macau this year, the airline’s CEO for Hong Kong and Macau Celia Lao Sio Wun told reporters Monday.

9 Jan, 2018

Hong Kong -Zhuhai-Macau bridge could open in May or June

The  Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will open in the second quarter this year, according to  China Daily.

8 Jan, 2018