Macau’s 97 hotels and guesthouses welcomed 6.14 million guests in the first seven months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 14.7 percent, according to official data cited by The Macau Post Daily today. The average occupancy rate stood at 80.5 percent in the seven-month period, down by 2.1 percentage points. At the end of … Continue reading "Macau hotels have 6.1 million guests in Jan-July"
16 Sep, 2013
The government does not have a timetable to amend the law on illegal accommodation, an amendment that anyhow could not be solely initiated by the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO)since it would require co-ordination with other government bureaus, MGTO Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said yesterday. Any amendment bill would have to be submitted … Continue reading "No timetable to amend law against illegal inns: MGTO chief"
10 Sep, 2013
Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) hosted this week in Wuhan and Changsha a Seminar to increase visitations to Macau from the neighboring regions and cities along the high-speed railway line between Beijing and Guangzhou accordant to a statement by the office. Co-organized by MGTO and China International Travel Service (Macau) Ltd., “Macau Tourism Seminar” was … Continue reading "Macau promotion across mainland China to attract visitors along Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed rail"
30 Aug, 2013
More than 6,200 hotel rooms were being built at the end of June but most will be scaled for high-end accommodation in the Cotai strip, according to information released by the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau. By the end of the second quarter, there were 11 hotel projects being built, most of them in … Continue reading "More 23,000 hotel rooms planned for Macau"
26 Aug, 2013
Macau Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) Director Kong Pek Fong said Thursday that the bureau had studied how to calculate the ratio of the city’s tourism sector contribution to gross domestic product (GDP)and that the findings were expected to be announced for the first time in the next quarter. Kong made the remarks on the … Continue reading "Statistics chief vows to reveal ratio of tourism in GDP in next quarter"
23 Aug, 2013
Macau 99 hotels and guesthouses welcomed a record 5.23 million guests in the first half of the year, a 16.9 percent increase from the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said yesterday. The average occupancy rate – including bulk bookings by junket operators – stood at 79.6 percent, down by … Continue reading "Hotel guests rise 16.9 pct to 5.2 million in Jan-June"
16 Aug, 2013
The Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) said Wednesday that the government will spend about 80 million patacas on improving the facilities of the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal and extending the area, with the aim of providing local residents and visitors a better environment Ip Wa Hong, who heads the bureau’s Harbour Management Department, made the … Continue reading "Govt to spend 80 million on upgrading Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal"
25 Jul, 2013
Macau received 14.1 million visitor arrivals in the first six months of the year, a year-on-year growth of 4.2 percent on the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Tuesday. Mainlanders accounted for 62.9 percent and Hongkongers made up 23.7 percent of all visitors respectively. Most mainland visitors came from … Continue reading "14.2 million visit Macau in Jan-June, up 4.2 pct"
24 Jul, 2013
The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) still hasn’t worked out the details of the exact locations of four tourist walking routes which will be launched by October, MGTO Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said Thursday. She made the comments on the sidelines of the Student Orientation Ceremony of the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) … Continue reading "Details of 4 tourist walking routes to be revealed in September"
23 Jul, 2013
The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is studying the development of new tourism routes in the city in order to give other alternatives to tourists that visit mainly the area near the ruins of St. Paul. “Our technicians have been walking around the historical areas, trying to see possible alternative routes to promote, so that … Continue reading "MGTO is studying new tourism routes in Macau"
18 Jul, 2013
Macau’s 99 hotels and guesthouses recorded 4.33 million guests in the first five months of this year, an increase of 16.9 percent on the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Monday. The growth rate of hotel guests largely outpaced the three percent increase in visitor arrivals to 11.8 million … Continue reading "4.3 million check into hotels in Jan-May"
16 Jul, 2013
Macau recorded 2.34 million visitor arrivals last month, an increase of 9.1 percent from the same month last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Monday. The daily average of visitor arrivals stood at 75,565 in May. Same-day visitors accounted for 51.7 percent of the total. Month-to-month, the number of visitor arrivals was down … Continue reading "2.3 million visit Macau in May, up 9.1 pct"
25 Jun, 2013
Macau saw the total spending of visitors (excluding gaming expenses) reached 14.5 billion patacas (1.81 billion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter of 2013, up 10 percent year-on-year, according to figures released on Friday by the city’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). In the first quarter of 2013, per-capita spending of visitors was 2,046 patacas … Continue reading "Tourist spending in Macau up 10 percent"
3 Jun, 2013
A drop in the number of visitors from Hong Kong is largely because of a lack of new attractions, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, the director of Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO). “Pure and simple, the [Hong Kong] visitors only come to Macau when there’s something new, like a new hotel or resort. Hong Kong … Continue reading "Macau will diversify tourism products for visitors said MGTO director"
30 May, 2013
Macau logged 9.47 million visitor arrivals in the first four months of the year, a year-on-year increase of just 1.6 percent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Thursday. According to a DSEC statement, same-day visitors accounted for 51.9 percent of the total number. Mainlanders and Hongkongers accounted for 62.8 percent and 23.9 percent of … Continue reading "Visitors rise 1.6 pct to 9.47 million in Jan-April"
24 May, 2013
The Venetian Macao has been named “The Best Luxury Resort in the World” in the India’s Best Awards ceremony by Travel + Leisure India & South Asia for the second consecutive year. The award was presented by the lifestyle magazine at an awards ceremony last month in Mumbai, India. “The Venetian Macao is very pleased … Continue reading "Venetian Macao named best luxury rsort in the world"
20 May, 2013
Eight mainland tourists in a tour group on a four-day trip to Hong Kong and Macau complained to a local tour guide about being charged 200 yuan (260 patacas) to take them to the Venetian in Cotai. However, the tour guide insisted that the 200-yuan Venetian visit was a part of the group’s itinerary which … Continue reading "Tourists complain about ‘200-yuan charge’ to visit Venetian"
20 May, 2013
The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Wednesday announced that the 14th IIFA celebrations will be held at The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel, the Official Host Destination Partner. Having travelled to picturesque destinations across the globe over the last 13 years, IIFA has graced the shores of the UK, Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Africa, Sri Lanka … Continue reading "IIFA awards once again to be held in Macau in July"
16 May, 2013
The work to repair Na Tcha Temple will commence next week, Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) President Guilherme Ung Vai Meng told reporters Thursday. The temple, which is popular with locals and tourists alike, is part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage. Ung made the announcement after a meeting with members of the legislature’s to discuss … Continue reading "Na Tcha Temple repairs slated to begin next week"
19 Apr, 2013
Boosted by the Chinese New Year holiday, Macau’s hospitality industry recorded 774,965 guests in February, an increase of 7.5 percent on the same month of last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Tuesday. February’s number of hotel guests exceeded the local population, which stood at 582,000 at the end of last year, by … Continue reading "Hotel guests rise 7.5 pct in February"
17 Apr, 2013