Tourism

China to start new mainland pass for HK, Macau residents

The Ministry of Public Security of China will start issuing a new pass for Hong Kong and Macau residents to use to travel to the mainland, according to a statement from the ministry on Sunday. From today, Hong Kong and Macao residents can apply for the new pass that features upgraded anti-counterfeiting technology, including an … Continue reading "China to start new mainland pass for HK, Macau residents"

2 Jan, 2013

New tourism office director confident Macau can handle more visitors

Newly appointed Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena da Senna Fernandes said Wednesday at her swearing in ceremony in the Tourism Activity Centre that Macau would see a further growth in terms of the number of tourists visiting the city, but contended that Macau is still capable of handling the increase. Senna Fernandes … Continue reading "New tourism office director confident Macau can handle more visitors"

27 Dec, 2012

Taiwanese Uni Air launched Taichung-Macau service

Taiwan-based Uni Air launched its Taichung-Macau service on Tuesday amid local airlines’ increasing interests in tapping the market. A subsidiary of EVA Air, Taiwan’s second largest airline company, Uni Air became the second Taiwanese carrier, after Mandarin Airlines, to offer service between central Taiwan’s biggest city and the gambling heaven Macau. Uni Air’s bid will … Continue reading "Taiwanese Uni Air launched Taichung-Macau service"

26 Dec, 2012

New MGTO director want more tourism attractions in less-visited parts of Macau

The new director of the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), Helena de Senna Fernandes said last Wednesday (20) she want more tourist attractions in the less-visited parts of the city. Senna Fernandes, who took up her post from Joao Manuel Costa Antunes, said her office aimed to “enrich the tourism elements of the entire city … Continue reading "New MGTO director want more tourism attractions in less-visited parts of Macau"

26 Dec, 2012

Govt mulls reviving Coloane’s defunct shipyards for tourism

A study released yesterday suggests that the defunct shipyards near Coloane Village be revived with a ship-building museum showcasing boat-building tools and machinery as exhibits as well as having on-site workshops in order to preserve the area, culture and industry that once flourished in Macau. The government’s Consultative Council for the Renewal of Old Quarters … Continue reading "Govt mulls reviving Coloane’s defunct shipyards for tourism"

13 Dec, 2012

Tourism chief gets 2-year Grand Prix full-time job

The government confirmed yesterday that the city’s outgoing tourism chief will become the full-time head of the Macau Grand Prix Committee from 20 December for the next two years. The appointment of veteran Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Joao Manuel Costa Antunes was published in the Official Gazette (BO) Wednesday. A note attached to the … Continue reading "Tourism chief gets 2-year Grand Prix full-time job"

6 Dec, 2012

Japanese visitors drop 21 pct in October

Macau’s number of Japanese visitor arrivals dropped 21.6 percent year-on-year in October to 25,562, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced Friday. Local tourism industry sources contacted by The Macau Post Daily attributed the sharp decline to the ongoing Sino-Japanese row over the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. The central government says … Continue reading "Japanese visitors drop 21 pct in October"

26 Nov, 2012

Hotels log 7 million visitors in Jan-Sept

Macau’s 100 hotels and inns recorded 7.02 million guests in the first three quarters, a year-on-year increase of 11.5 percent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Wednesday. In September, the number of guests rose 11.9 percent year-on-year to 785,170. Guests’ average length of stay dropped by 0.18 of a night to 1.3 nights in … Continue reading "Hotels log 7 million visitors in Jan-Sept"

15 Nov, 2012

Visitor arrivals drop in September

Macau recorded 2.16 million visitor arrivals last month, a decline of 0.2 percent from the same month last year, according to official statistics cited by The Macau Post Daily today. Month-on-month, September’s number of visitor arrivals was down 19.4 percent. Same-day visitors accounted for 50.1 percent of all visitor arrivals last month. Visitors’ average length … Continue reading "Visitor arrivals drop in September"

25 Oct, 2012

Incoming tourism chief is keen to find new tourist spots

As veteran Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Joao Manuel Costa Antunes will step down in December after 24 years at the helm of the office, his anointed successor, MGTO Deputy Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said Wednesday her main tasks would be to continue the office’s work of attracting more tourists to Macau, … Continue reading "Incoming tourism chief is keen to find new tourist spots"

18 Oct, 2012

Hotels log 6.2 million guests in Jan-Aug, up 11 pct

Macau’s 66 hotels and 33 inns received 6.23 million guests in the first eight months, 11.4 percent more than in the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Monday. According to a DSEC statement, the occupancy rate stood at 82.8 percent in the eight-month period, down by 0.9 percentage point. … Continue reading "Hotels log 6.2 million guests in Jan-Aug, up 11 pct"

16 Oct, 2012

More then 3 million visitors during the Golden Week

The Public Security Police (PSP) released Monday figures  for border crossings during from September 29 to October 7, with the city logging a total of 3.26 million during the nine-day period. A PSP spokesperson had forecast about three million border crossings. The mainland’s eight-day Golden Week holiday ended on Sunday. Mid-Autumn Festival this year fell … Continue reading "More then 3 million visitors during the Golden Week"

9 Oct, 2012

China team win 2012 Macau International Fireworks Display Contest

Panda Fireworks Group from mainland China won, for the second consecutive year, the 24th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest followed by France’s Lacroix-Ruggieri and Australia’s Infinity Pyrotechnics, in second and third place respectively. This year’s participating teams came from Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Australia, Portugal, France, the United States, Italy, mainland China and Macau that substitute … Continue reading "China team win 2012 Macau International Fireworks Display Contest"

4 Oct, 2012

First 4 days of Golden Week log over 1.2 million border crossings

Over 1.24 million border-crossings, comprising local residents and tourists, have been recorded over the first four days of the eight-day long Golden Week holiday, data released by the Public Security Police (PSP) showed Wednesday. Macau has about 560,000 inhabitants. This year’s Golden Week holiday for mainlanders to celebrate National Day includes an extra day because … Continue reading "First 4 days of Golden Week log over 1.2 million border crossings"

4 Oct, 2012

Watch imports hit 3.5 billion patacas in Jan-Aug

Macau imported watches worth 3.47 billion patacas in the first eight months of this year, a 46.7 percent increase on the same period last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced. Watch imports exceeded those of cars and scooters that reached 2.14 billion patacas between January and August, a year-on-year growth of 49.2 … Continue reading "Watch imports hit 3.5 billion patacas in Jan-Aug"

4 Oct, 2012

Tourism office to open office in Russia next year

An office to promote Macau’s tourism will be opened in Russia next year, Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director João Manuel Costa Antunes announced Thursday. An MGTO source told The Macau Post Daily the office would be based in Moscow. Costa Antunes said in his speech at a gala dinner at MGM Macau to mark … Continue reading "Tourism office to open office in Russia next year"

28 Sep, 2012

Dead dolphin mother, newborn calf found washed ashore

A dead dolphin and her newborn calf were found washed ashore yesterday morning, the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) said . According to a statement, preliminary autopsy results show that the calf was born prematurely as the mother had miscarried, resulting in the deaths of both marine mammals. Residents found the carcass of the … Continue reading "Dead dolphin mother, newborn calf found washed ashore"

26 Sep, 2012

Drop in visitor arrivals slows in August

Macau’s number of visitor arrivals dropped slightly by 0.6 percent year-on-year to 2.68 million last month, marking a slowdown in the year-on-year decline in visitors since May, according to official statistics cited by The Macau Post Daily today. In July, the number of visitor arrivals fell 4.2 percent year-on-year. In June, the number was down … Continue reading "Drop in visitor arrivals slows in August"

25 Sep, 2012

HK, Macau vow to promote ‘multiple stops’ product

Senior officials from Hong Kong and Macau said Wednesday that the two cities were willing to strengthen co-operation to promote their so-called “‘one trip multiple stops” joint tourism product. Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was in Macau Wednesday to pay a courtesy call on Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On … Continue reading "HK, Macau vow to promote ‘multiple stops’ product"

21 Sep, 2012

July hits new hotel guest record

Macau’s 66 hotels and 33 guesthouses welcomed a record 875,640 guests in July, up 10 percent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced. The previous record stood at 820,163 in December last year. Guests’ average length of stay dropped 0.18 of a night to 1.2 nights in July, when the occupancy rate of … Continue reading "July hits new hotel guest record"

17 Sep, 2012