Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said on Thursday that this year’s fireworks contest’s budget was yet to increase by 15 per cent year-on-year. Senna Fernandes, who also heads the Tourism Crisis Management Office (GGCT), made the announcement during a press conference about the 28th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest … Continue reading "Macau fireworks contest budget to rise 15 per cent"
8 Jul, 2016
Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said on Wednesday that she expected the government’s long-planned travel warning mechanism finally to be set up this year. Senna Fernandes, who also heads the Tourism Crisis Management Office (GGCT), made the remark on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the “Art at … Continue reading "Macau government to launch warning mechanism this year"
7 Jul, 2016
Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is in the midst of its three-day Annual Marketing Meeting 2016, which started on Monday, gathering some 50 participants including the MSAR’s delegations from different regions. The meeting, also attended by MGTO’s market representatives and PR consultants, features discussions on the bureau’s marketing plans to be carried out in 2017. … Continue reading "Macao Tourism Office concludes annual marketing meeting"
29 Jun, 2016
Visitors’ arrivals totalled 2,477,591 in May, up slightly by 0.3 per cent month-to-month and yet down by 2.8 per cent year-on-year, according to the information released by the Statistics and Census Service on Thursday. Same-day visitors dropped by 8.3 per cent year-on-year to 1,272,242, while overnight visitors rose by 3.8 per cent to 1,205,349. Visitors … Continue reading "Visitor arrivals in Macau down 2.8 per cent"
24 Jun, 2016
Immigration authorities recorded a total of 1,838,717 crossings at the checkpoints of Macau during the Dragon Boat Festival (between 9 and 12 June), Public Security Police Force (PSP) revealed on Monday. The total number of arrivals stood at 920,027, with 626,996 tourists arriving to Macau, representing a 10.44 per cent growth. Regarding the total number … Continue reading "Tourist arrivals in Macau grew 10.44 per cent during dragon boat festival"
14 Jun, 2016
Macau’s 106 hotels and inns recorded 917,000 guests in April, an increase of 11.5 per cent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Tuesday. Mainlanders accounted for 66.5 per cent and 12.5 per cent of all guests respectively. While the number of guests from the mainland grew 16.7 per cent year-on-year, the number … Continue reading "Macau’s hotel guests rise 11.5 per cent in April"
1 Jun, 2016
A local delegation of 50 peple concluded a three-day visit to Cambodia on the 30 May 2016 with a meeting with the President of the Senate, said the Macau Government Information Bureau. The vice president of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and former Chief Executive Edmund Ho, and the Secretary for Social Affairs and … Continue reading "Macau delegation signs tourism training memorandum with Cambodia"
1 Jun, 2016
Angola wants to attract businesspeople from Macau and mainland China who are interested in investing in the tourism sector, said the Consul General of Angola in Macau in an interview published in the latest Forum Macau newsletter. Sofia Pegado da Silva, says in the interview that as part of the promotion of Angola tourism has … Continue reading "Angola wants investment from Macau and mainland China"
27 May, 2016
The Government Tourist Office (MGTO) said on Monday that during two months it will collect public opinion on the draft of its Macau Tourism Development Master Plan which focuses, according to the office, on laying the foundation and setting the direction for the development of city’s tourism industry in the next 15 years. The consultation process … Continue reading "Macau government consulting public on tourism master plan"
24 May, 2016
Macau’s visitor arrivals fell by 3 per cent year-on-year to 2.47 million last month, announced the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC). The bureau pointed out that the Easter holiday last year fell in April while this year it took place in March. Month-to-month, the number of visitor arrivals rose by 4.4 per cent. Same-day visitors dropped … Continue reading "Macau’s visitor arrivals drop 3 per cent in April"
24 May, 2016
Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said on Sunday that official bodies including her office and the Public Security Police (PSP) would review their handling of Saturday’s computer incident in which thousands of people were stuck for hours at the city’s checkpoints. The tourism chief, who also heads the Tourism … Continue reading "Macau’s government to review computer glitch at the city’s checkpoints"
3 May, 2016
The average occupancy rate of Macau’s 106 hotels and guesthouses fell by 0.9 percentage points to 76.5 percent in March, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said on Thursday. According to a DSEC statement, the number of hotels and guesthouses rose by seven from March last year. The number of guestrooms rose by 4,000, or … Continue reading "Macau hotel occupancy falls to 76.5 per cent"
29 Apr, 2016
Macau’s visitor arrivals rose by 4.2 per cent year-on-year to 2.36 million, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced. While overnight visitors increased by 14.1 per cent to 1.17 million, same-day visitors dropped by 3.9 per cent to 1.19 million. Overnight visitors accounted for 49.6 per cent of all visitor arrivals last month. Most … Continue reading "Overnight visitors in Macau rise 14 per cent in March"
25 Apr, 2016
Macau’s number of visitor arrivals during the Christmas holiday period between December 20-26 rose 9.92 percent year-on-year to 1.08 million, the Public Security Police (PSP) announced on Tuesday. According to a PSP statement, the city’s seven border checkpoints recorded 3.29 million crossings by locals and visitors during the 7-day period – 1.65 million entries and … Continue reading "Macau’s Christmas visitors rise 9.9 percent"
30 Dec, 2015
Macau received 28 million visitors from January to November, which represents a year on year fall of 3.1 percent, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau said Monday. The number of visitors from mainland China (18.7 million), South Korea (499,200) and Japan (255,200) decreased by 4.4 percent, 1.6 percent and 7.2 percent, respectively. Visitors from Hong … Continue reading "Macau receives 28 million visitors from January to November"
29 Dec, 2015
The Cultural Affairs Bureau has announced Wednesday a list of ten new iconic sites to be integrated in Macau’s Cultural Heritage list. In the list are buildings such as the Social Welfare Bureau’s headquarters and general Ye Ting’s former home. Starting at the end of themonth, a public consultations will listen the population as which sites … Continue reading "Macau Government announced ten new Macau heritage sites"
17 Dec, 2015
Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam praised the “synergy” of the annual marathon, the annual Latin City parade and the newly launched Macau Light Festival. The policy secretary made the remarks on the sideline of the Light Festival’s opening ceremony at the Luis Gonzaga Gomes Sino-Luso Secondary School. The Macau Galaxy Entertainment International … Continue reading "“Synergy” of 3 tourism events a success says Macau Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture"
7 Dec, 2015
SJM Chairman Ambrose So Shu Fai said the gaming industry hopes that the government will come up with new measures to boost tourism. So made the comment on the sidelines of the gaming operator’s annual charity auction and dinner at Grand Lisboa. The auction of five lots of meals at Michelin three-star French restaurant Quintessence … Continue reading "So calls for more Macau government measures to boost tourism"
3 Dec, 2015
Macau’s number of visitor arrivals dropped 2.6 percent year-on-year to 25.5 million in the first 10 months of this year, announced the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC). Same-day visitor, accounting for 53.9 percent of the total and over-night visitors decreased by 1.9 percent and 3.5 percent respectively. Mainlanders and Hongkongers accounted for about two thirds … Continue reading "Macau vistors drop 2.6 percent in January-October"
24 Nov, 2015
Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said she hoped that the number of visitor arrivals this year would be similar to last year’s – 31.5 million. She expressed the hope on the sidelines of a South Korean culture and tourism promotion event next to Macau Tower. She was a guest … Continue reading "Macau Tourism chief hopes 2015 visitor number will be ‘similar’ to last year’s"
19 Nov, 2015