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
Ferry service operator TurboJet will start a passenger ferry service between Tuen Mun and Macau in the first quarter of next year, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. Turbojet, a brand owned by Hongkong Macao Hydrofoil Company, Limited, a subsidiary of Shun Tak – China Travel Shipping Investments Limited (ST-CTSI), won a tender … Continue reading "Tuen Mun-Macau ferry service to start next year"
29 Oct, 2015
Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On has set up a so-called Committee for Development of the World Centre of Tourism and Leisure which he will chair, as announced in Wednesday’s Official Gazette (BO). The brand-new committee is responsible for conducting studies and drafting policies on building Macau into a “World Centre of Tourism and Leisure”. … Continue reading "Macau Government forms committee on world tourism centre"
29 Oct, 2015
Hong Kong authorities on Monday were yet to determine the mystery object that a high-speed ferry hit near Lantau island on Sunday evening when it was on its way back to Hong Kong from Macau, Hong Kong government broadcaster RTHK reported on Monday night. The accident left 124 people injured. Authorities said an inspection on Monday morning … Continue reading "Mystery surrounds object in ferry collision from Macau to Hong Kong"
27 Oct, 2015
While there have been mixed results in the number of visitors to Macau, there has been strong growth in tourists from certain key markets such as Japan, which saw an increase of 16.6 percent year-on-year. Other strong performers include Hong Kong and Taiwan, up by 6.8 percent and 5.6 percent respectively. Information from the Statistics … Continue reading "Japanese tourists in Macau up by 16.6 percent"
27 Oct, 2015
A total of 121 people were injured on Sunday night, 14 of them seriously, when a high-speed ferry returning from Macau hit an “unidentified object” south of Lantau Island. The Turbojet lost power after the accident and water began seeping in as passengers scrambled in the dark for lifejackets. “Some people sustained injuries to their … Continue reading "High-speed Macau ferry slams into unknown object near Soko Islands"
26 Oct, 2015
Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said on Thursday there had been a drop in visitors on package tours over the mainland’s National Day “Golden Week” holiday from October 1-7. Senna Fernandes made the remark on the sidelines of attending the opening of the Oktoberfest at MGM. The tourism chief … Continue reading "Macau package tour visitors drop during ‘Golden Week’"
16 Oct, 2015