Tourism

Macau visitors rise 1.6 per cent in October

Macau’s number of visitor arrivals rose 1.6 per cent year-on-year and 10.4 per cent month-on-month to 2.67 million in October, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Wednesday. A DSEC statement attributed the two-digit month-on-month increase to the National Day “Golden Week” holiday in the first week of last month. Overnight visitors rose 12.1 per … Continue reading "Macau visitors rise 1.6 per cent in October"

24 Nov, 2016

Macau visitor expenditure increased 17.4 per cent

According to information released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), total visitor spending (excluding gaming expenses) increased by 17.4 per cent year-on-year to MOP14.64 billion in the third quarter of 2016, putting to an end the seven consecutive quarters of year-on-year decline. The third quarter also showed an expansion of more than 25 per … Continue reading "Macau visitor expenditure increased 17.4 per cent"

21 Nov, 2016

14 hotels under construction in Macau in Q3

A total of 14 hotel projects were under construction during the third quarter of the year, expected to bring 5,606 new hotel rooms to the MSAR, according to the official data from the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT). These new hotel projects occupy a total of 512,316 square metres. Of the total, three … Continue reading "14 hotels under construction in Macau in Q3"

21 Nov, 2016

Hotel guests in Macau rise 20 per cent in September

Macau’s 107 hotels and guesthouses recorded 1.02 million guests in September, up 20.2 perc ent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Monday. Guests from the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan accounted for 62.8 per cent, 12.2 per cent and 4.6 per cent respectively, up 20.9 per  cent, 12.5 per cent and 40.6 … Continue reading "Hotel guests in Macau rise 20 per cent in September"

1 Nov, 2016

Tourist arrivals in Macau increase in September

Tourist arrivals totaled 2,427,086 in September, a slight increase of 0.5 per cent sterdayar-on-year. According to information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), overnight visitors rose by 11.8 per cent year- on-year to 1,311,533, accounting for 54 per cent of the total. Same-day visitors dropped by 10.2 per cent to 1,115,553. The average length … Continue reading "Tourist arrivals in Macau increase in September"

25 Oct, 2016

Mainland tourists seek local experiences says expert

Mainland tourists are looking for local experiences beyond the usual tourist trail in Macau, China Tourism Academy (CTA) President Dai Bin said during a panel discussion of the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) on Sunday. Aside from visiting the Ruins of St Paul’s and other popular tourist attractions, Dai said that tourists were looking for additional … Continue reading "Mainland tourists seek local experiences says expert"

17 Oct, 2016

Golden Week visitor arrivals increased 19 per cent

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) clarified on Thursday its official statistics on the number of visitor arrivals in the mainland’s National Day Golden Week holiday from October 1-7. According to the adjusted figures, based on data provided by the Public Security Police (PSP), the number of Golden Week visitor arrivals reached 770,000, an increase of … Continue reading "Golden Week visitor arrivals increased 19 per cent"

14 Oct, 2016

Macau and Portugal sign tourism cooperation and food security protocols

Macau and Portugal on Tuesday signed two cooperation agreements, one on food security and the second in the field of tourism, with the latter stipulating that companies that are already in Macau may also invest in Portugal, according to the local press. Quoting the Minister of Economy of Portugal, who signed both documents, the Tribuna … Continue reading "Macau and Portugal sign tourism cooperation and food security protocols"

13 Oct, 2016

1 million hotel guests in Macau during August    

Macau’s 105 hotels recorded 1.07 million guests in August, a year-on-year increase of 7.7 per cent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Friday. Guests from the mainland (688,000), Hong Kong (178,000) and Taiwan (40,000) rose 5.5 per cent, 14.3 percent and 11.8 per cent respectively. The number of guests from South Korea leapt … Continue reading "1 million hotel guests in Macau during August    "

1 Oct, 2016

Macau airport hits new record of 630,000 passengers in one month

The Macau International Airport (MIA) set a new record in August as it reached over the 630,000-passenger traffic and the 5,000 aircraft movement marks for the first time. A statement released by the Macau International Airport Company Limited (CAM) indicated that last month recorded the highest single month of passenger traffic and aircraft movement, gaining 10 per cent and … Continue reading "Macau airport hits new record of 630,000 passengers in one month"

26 Sep, 2016

Indian tourists’ complaints affect Macau’s image says Director of Tourist Office

Admitting that several Indian tourists’ recent complaints about alleged discrimination by local immigration officers have affected Macau’s image to a certain extent, Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes pledged on Sunday that her office will strengthen communication with Indian tourists in the future. Senna Fernandes made the remarks on the … Continue reading "Indian tourists’ complaints affect Macau’s image says Director of Tourist Office"

26 Sep, 2016

Macau receives over 20 million visitors from January to August

Macau was visited by 20.44 million people in the period from January to August, similar to the number in the same period of 2015, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau said on Friday. The number of visitors from mainland China (13.56 million) and Hong Kong (4.26 million) fell 0.6 per cent and 2.6 per cent, … Continue reading "Macau receives over 20 million visitors from January to August"

24 Sep, 2016

Macau thunderbolt raids net over 1,000

The Unitary Police Service (SPU) briefed the media on Thursday about the police’s two-month Thunderbolt 16 operation to combat crime, primarily in night entertainment venues, that started in July and finished on Wednesday. A special press conference was held on the SPU’s premises in Nam Van to announce the results of the anti-crime sweep. According … Continue reading "Macau thunderbolt raids net over 1,000"

23 Sep, 2016

Macau Marathon route this year to cross’old bridge’

The route of the annual marathon, which is in its 35th year, taking place on December 4, will cross the Governor Nobre de Carvalho Bridge, commonly known as the ‘old bridge’, again after a hiatus of around two decades, it was announced on Wednesday. The Sports Bureau (ID) held a cheque presentation ceremony with Galaxy … Continue reading "Macau Marathon route this year to cross’old bridge’"

22 Sep, 2016

Macau government plans to turn ex-leprosarium into tourist attraction

The government plans to convert the former leper colony in Ka Ho village in Coloane into a tourist attraction, a part of which is to repair half a dozen Portuguese-style houses in the hamlet. The plan to the make the village a tourist attraction was first mooted when Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis … Continue reading "Macau government plans to turn ex-leprosarium into tourist attraction"

21 Sep, 2016

Macau government to pay 22 million patacas for tourism forum

The budget for next month’s Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) is about 45 million patacas, of which about half will be paid by the government, Ip Peng Kin, chief-of-cabinet of the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture, said on Tuesday. Ip made the remarks at Macau Tower during a press conference for the 5th GTEF, … Continue reading "Macau government to pay 22 million patacas for tourism forum"

21 Sep, 2016

Macau Judiciary Police director says “human trafficking cases are difficult to prosecute”  

When investigating alleged human trafficking cases it is difficult for the police to collect and obtain sufficient evidence to make sure that the Public Prosecution Office (MP) is able to charge suspects with human trafficking, Judiciary Police (PJ) Director Chau Wai Kuong said on Tuesday. Chau made the comments while speaking to reporters on the … Continue reading "Macau Judiciary Police director says “human trafficking cases are difficult to prosecute”  "

14 Sep, 2016

Sands giving locals discounts to mark Parisian opening

Sands China is giving local residents two weeks of discounts at its non-gaming facilities across its seven hotel resorts to mark the opening of The Parisian on Tuesday. Sands China President Wilfred Wong Ying Wai made the announcement during a press conference Thursday at The Venetian, where he also announced a pyrotechnic and light show … Continue reading "Sands giving locals discounts to mark Parisian opening"

9 Sep, 2016

Macau travel agencies call for Beijing Imperial Hotel probe

The currently mothballed Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel is suspected of having cheated 30 travel agencies by overselling hotel rooms to the tune of over HK$250 million, Macau Travel Industry Council President Andy Wu Keng Kuong said at a press conference on Monday. The ad hoc group, loosely translated as Victims Group, consists of travel agencies … Continue reading "Macau travel agencies call for Beijing Imperial Hotel probe"

6 Sep, 2016

Macau’s visitors rise in July

Macau’s number of visitor arrivals rose by18.5 percent month-to-month and 5.5 percent year-on-year to 2.79 million last month, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Tuesday. Overnight visitors rose by 12.4 per cent year-on-year to 1.45 million, representing 12 consecutive months of year-on-year growth since August last year. However, same-day visitors dropped by 1.0 … Continue reading "Macau’s visitors rise in July"

24 Aug, 2016