Tourism

HK protests have no impact on local tourism: MGTO

Hong Kong’s weeks-long protests have had no impact on Macau’s tourism industry, which saw a 20% increase in visitor arrivals in the first half of this year.

31 Jul, 2019

Hong Kong visitors rise 24% in June, thought linked to protests

Visitors from Hong Kong rose 24.3% year-on-year in June to reach 623,000.

23 Jul, 2019

Survey suggests three-digit tourist tax: MGTO deputy

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Deputy Director Ricky Hoi Io Meng said Sunday that the provisional findings of a survey on the possible implementation of a tourist tax show that the majority of the opinions collected suggest that the amount of the tourist tax should be in three digits.

8 Jul, 2019

Study shows 4 ‘excellent’ events in 2018 have ‘positive’ impact: MGTO

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said in a statement Wednesday that according to its recent study of the Macau Tourism Branding and Media Effectiveness Evaluation of Mega Events of 2018 all of the four major events held last year reached “an above-average level of satisfaction and a high level of public awareness,

4 Jul, 2019

Visitors rise by 1/4 in May, daily average of 109,575

Macau’s visitor arrivals rose by 25.6 percent year-on-year to 3.39 million last month, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.

24 Jun, 2019

Dragon Boat Festival visitors rise 58 pct

A total of 397,101 tourists visited Macau during the Dragon Boat Festival between last Friday and Sunday, up 58.8 percent from the same holiday period last year

11 Jun, 2019

Mak Mak – Macau’s 1st IP brand for its tourism marketing strategy

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is using intellectual property (IP) branding, for Macau’s official tourism promotion mascot Mak Mak, as a tourism marketing strategy.

31 May, 2019

Visitors rise 15.9 pct to 3.4 million in April

Macau’s number of visitor arrivals rose by 15.9 percent year-on-year to 3.4 million last month, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Thursday.

24 May, 2019

Marketing expert suggests ‘art tourism’ to diversify

Macau has a lot of non-gaming entertainment offerings but compared with Las Vegas the city is still catching up in terms of diversification, Macau International Cultural and Sports Industries Association President Patricia Cheong Sai said.

22 May, 2019

MGTO hopes to complete report on tourist tax survey by year-end

According to Senna Fernandes, the objective of the survey is to “broadly listen” to local people’s views on the feasibility of implementing the tourist tax.

22 May, 2019

Govt launches online survey on tourist tax

The Macau Government Tourism Office launched an online survey yesterday to collect opinions from residents on the possible implementation of a tourist tax – an “entry fee” to be paid by tourists. 

21 May, 2019

Sands vows to open Londoner as early as next year

The US$2.2 billion The Londoner Macao in Cotai set to open progressively from 2020 to 2021 was an indication of the company’s level of confidence in its commitment to Macau.

9 May, 2019

Govt to raise MSAR travel document fees

The government will raise the fees for obtaining a Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) passport and a MSAR travel permit to 430 patacas and 360 patacas respectively.

7 May, 2019

May Day holiday visitors rise 37 pct: MGTO

Macau recorded 636,644 visitor arrivals during the mainland’s May Day “Golden Week” from Wednesday to Saturday last week.

6 May, 2019

7th int’l travel industry expo ends

A total of 452 tourism-related entities from 53 countries and regions participated in the annual fair, which kicked off on Friday.

29 Apr, 2019

Over 10 million visitors in Q3, up 21 pct

Macau recorded 10.36 million visitor arrivals in the first quarter of the year, a year-on-year increase of 21.2 percent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Tuesday.

24 Apr, 2019

Easter visitor arrivals rise 39.3 pct: police

The Public Security Police (PSP) announced in a statement that they recorded 556,193 visitor arrivals during the four-day Easter holiday period from Good Friday to Easter Monday, a 39.3 percent increase compared to the corresponding period last year.

24 Apr, 2019

2019 Travel Expo to serve as ‘dual platform’ for partnership opportunities

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes saidthat this year’s Travel Expo would highlight Macau’s unique position and functions in the central government’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) development.

10 Apr, 2019

Ching Ming visitor arrivals rise 23.6 pct: police

The Public Security Police (PSP) announced in a statement Monday that they recorded 425,258 visitor arrivals during the three-day holiday period of the Ching Ming Festival from Friday to Sunday, a 23.6 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

9 Apr, 2019

Hualien plans to launch direct Macau flights to boost tourism

Hualien County Government Tourism Department Director Tang Yu-Shu said wednesday the eastern Taiwanese county planned to launch regular direct flights between Hualien and Macau before the end of August with the aim of increasing the number of tourists from Macau by 20 percent.

4 Apr, 2019