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
The Parisian Macao resort reached one of its most significant milestones on Thursday. Marked with the symbolic act of capping the dome and lantern structure, the moment also signaled the beginning of the tenure of the appointed president and chief operating officer for Sands China Ltd, Wilfred Wong. Wong, who presided over the ceremony held … Continue reading "The Parisian Macao’s Eiffel Tower Tops Out"
16 Oct, 2015
Macau’s tourist price index (TPI) for the third quarter fell 2.72 percent year-on-year, the first drop since the third quarter of 2002, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Wednesday. A DSEC statement attributed the decrease to lower hotel rates and price of clothing. The statement said that the price indices of accommodation (-10.88 … Continue reading "Macau tourist prices dip first time since 2002"
15 Oct, 2015
The first five days of the National Day Golden Week attracted some 789,438 visitors to the city, an increase of 1.7 per cent compared to the same period last year, the latest data published by Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) reveals. Between October 1 and October 5, more than 85 per cent of the total … Continue reading "Visitor arrivals up 1.7 pct in early October"
7 Oct, 2015
The Public Security Police (PSP) predicted a five percent year-on-year increase in the number of locals and visitors passing through Macau’s border checkpoints during the National Day “Golden Week” which starts tomorrow, PSP spokesman Lei Tak Fai said on Tuesday. According to a PSP statement, nearly three million border crossings were recorded during the same … Continue reading "Police predict 5 percent rise in ‘Golden Week’ border crossings"
30 Sep, 2015
Macau received around 3.03 million visitors in August, representing a 14.5 percent increase from July, but still witnessed a 3.8 percent year-on-year decline, according to data released by the Statistics and Census Service on Monday. According to the statistics agency, tourists from the Chinese mainland account for over 60 percent of the total, showing a … Continue reading "Macau visitors up 14.5 percent in August"
29 Sep, 2015
The Transport Bureau (DSAT) said in a statement on Monday that it will strengthen its ongoing crackdown on rogue cabbies during the National Day Golden Week holiday which beginson Thursday. The statement said the bureau was expecting an influx of mainland visitors during the mainland’s National Day holiday on October 1-4. The bureau said that … Continue reading "Macau government to strengthen taxi crackdown during Golden Week"
29 Sep, 2015
Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said on Thursday that her office would come up with a new subsidy scheme to help travel agencies attract more visitors to stay overnight. However, she denied a claim that the government was considering to pay a subsidy to tourists choosing to stay overnight. … Continue reading "Macau Tourism office would come up with subsidy to help travel agencies attract overnight visitors"
25 Sep, 2015
Macau’s number of visitor arrivals dropped 1.7 percent to 3.03 million year-on-year last month, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Wednesday. However, the number was up 14.5 percent from the previous month. The daily average of visitor arrivals stood at 101,103 in August. Same-day visitors amounted to 53 percent of the total, down … Continue reading "Macau visitors drop 1.7 percent last month"
24 Sep, 2015
Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said on Monday that she could not yet say what the hotel booking situation for the upcoming Golden Week holiday is but the industry appeared to be worried. Senna Fernandes made the remark while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Ascott Macau … Continue reading "Macau Government Tourist Office chief says tourism sector worries about Golden Week"
22 Sep, 2015