Tourism

Macau’s travel agencies’ receipts rise 33 pct in 2010

Macau, China, 21 Sep – Macau’s travel agencies generated total receipts of 4.74 billion patacas last year, up 33 percent year-on-year, according to official statistics. Just 51.9 million patacas of the receipts – or one percent of the total – came from online business. A Macau Statistics and Census Service statement attributed the strong revenue … Continue reading "Macau’s travel agencies’ receipts rise 33 pct in 2010"

21 Sep, 2011

Pacific Asia Travel Association urges Macau to ‘go after India’

Macau, China, 19 Sept – Macau should place its bets on the Indian market, improve transport infrastructure and service quality, as well as create more offers for families, to become a global tourism and entertainment centre, head of the team of experts of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Andrew Drysdale, suggested. A group of … Continue reading "Pacific Asia Travel Association urges Macau to ‘go after India’"

19 Sep, 2011

Investigation launched as Macao Dragon Company ferry abruptly ceases operation

Macau, China, 16 Sept – Budget ferry operator Macao Dragon Company sold at least 150,000 tickets through two group-buying websites before suddenly filing for liquidation. According to the China Daily, the company’s liquidator, Lai Kar-yan, of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, said Macao Dragon will be investigated to ensure no fraud was committed before the company filed … Continue reading "Investigation launched as Macao Dragon Company ferry abruptly ceases operation"

16 Sep, 2011

Macao Dragon ferry goes bust after just 14 months of service

Macau, China, 15 Sept – Macao Dragon Company Limited, which operates ferry services between Hong Kong and Macau, announced Wednesday that it has filed for bankruptcy in Hong Kong and is ceasing operations today, The Macau Post Daily reports. According to a statement  from the company, it is no longer able to run its service … Continue reading "Macao Dragon ferry goes bust after just 14 months of service"

15 Sep, 2011

Hotel guests rise 21 pct in July – new record

Macau, China, 15 Sept – Macau’s 94 hotels and guesthouses received 795,827 guests in July, hitting a new all-time record, according to official tourism statistics cited by The Macau Post Daily today. The previous record stood at 727,512 in December last year. July’s number of hotel guests was up 21.5 percent year-on-year. Month-to-month, the figure … Continue reading "Hotel guests rise 21 pct in July – new record"

15 Sep, 2011

Visitors’ non-gambling expenditure up 15 pct in Q2

Macau, China, 22 Aug – Visitors’ spending – excluding gambling expenses – reached 10.1 billion patacas in the second quarter of this year, an increase of 15 percent over the same period of last year, The Macau Post Daily reports today, citing data released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) last week. Visitors’ non-gambling … Continue reading "Visitors’ non-gambling expenditure up 15 pct in Q2"

22 Aug, 2011

Hotels log nearly 4 million guests in 1st half

Macau, China, 16 Aug – Macau’s hospitality industry logged a record 3,988,791 guests in the first half of this year, an increase of five percent over the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Monday. Hotels’ average occupancy rate in the first six months stood at 82 percent, up 3.3 … Continue reading "Hotels log nearly 4 million guests in 1st half"

16 Aug, 2011

Shun Tak buys First Ferry ( Macau )

<Macau, China, 12 Aug – Shun Tak-China Travel Shipping Investments said in a statement Thursday that it has entered into a sales and purchase agreement with New World First Holdings, to acquire all shareholdings in New World First Ferry Services ( Macau ), The Macau Post Daily reports today. The transaction includes acquisition of vessels … Continue reading "Shun Tak buys First Ferry ( Macau )"

12 Aug, 2011

2011 Macau International Fireworks Display Contest to be held on September and October

Macau, China, 8 Aug – The 23rd Macau International Fireworks Display Contest, organized by the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), will be held on 10, 12, 17, 24 September and 1 October 2011 at the sea area in front of the Macau Tower. Nine out of the ten teams this year have taken part in … Continue reading "2011 Macau International Fireworks Display Contest to be held on September and October"

8 Aug, 2011

Sands announces 6,000-room ‘Cotai Central’ project

Macau, China, 8 Aug – Sands China has announced that its newly branded “Sands Cotai Central” project will feature 6,000 rooms and suites from the Conrad, Sheraton, Sheraton Towers and Holiday Inn brands as well as meeting and convention space, two casinos and a wide range of retail outlets and entertainment and dining options. The … Continue reading "Sands announces 6,000-room ‘Cotai Central’ project"

8 Aug, 2011

Govt axes ferry departure tax

Macau, China, 3 Aug – The government announced yesterday the upcoming cancellation of its ferry departure tax, for which each passenger departing Macau by sea must pay 19 patacas, The Macau Post Daily reports today.   Leong Heng Teng, spokesman for the Executive Council (ExCo), announced the decision in a press conference at Government House … Continue reading "Govt axes ferry departure tax"

3 Aug, 2011

13 injured in gas blast in Macau

Macau, China, 27 Jul – A total of 13 people were injured in a suspected gas explosion in a restaurant in Macau’s Outer Harbour area Tuesday, the government said. Eight of the injured required hospital treatment and only one remained in hospital for observation. The injured included five men and eight women, one of whom … Continue reading "13 injured in gas blast in Macau"

27 Jul, 2011

Pansy Ho plans to invest in Taiwan tourism

Macau, China, 26 Jul – Pansy Ho Chiu King, co-chairwoman of MGM China Holdings, told Taiwan ’s Want Daily in an interview published yesterday that her company was making plans to invest in Taiwan ’s hospitality and tourism sector, The Macau Post Daily reports today, citing the island’s Central News Agency (CNA).   The CNA … Continue reading "Pansy Ho plans to invest in Taiwan tourism"

26 Jul, 2011

Asians accounts of 97.4 pct of all visitors in 1st half

Macau, China, 25 Jul – Visitors from Asia made up 97.4 percent of all visitor arrivals in the first half of this year. In the same period of last year Asian visitors accounted for 97.3 percent of all arrivals, The Macau Post Daily reports today.   Macau recorded 13.2 million visitor arrivals in the first … Continue reading "Asians accounts of 97.4 pct of all visitors in 1st half"

25 Jul, 2011

Record 2.55 million visit Macau in July

Macau, China, 24 Aug – Macau logged a record 2.55 million visitor arrivals in July, up 18 percent year-on-year, The Macau Post Daily reports today, quoting data released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC). The daily average of visitor arrivals reached 82,286 last month, corresponding to nearly 15 percent of Macau ’s population. The … Continue reading "Record 2.55 million visit Macau in July"

24 Jul, 2011

Macau International Music Festival to feature Hac Sa Beach party

Macau, China, 20 Jul – The government’s annual music festival, which celebrates its silver jubilee this year, has been known for making use of the city’s heritage sites to present top-notch performances, and this year, the choice of venues has been extended to a “natural” stage, Hac Sa Beach, The Macau Post Daily reports today. … Continue reading "Macau International Music Festival to feature Hac Sa Beach party"

20 Jul, 2011

Macau’s hotels log 3.28 million guests in Jan-May

Macau’s hotel and guesthouses recorded 3.28 million guests in the first five months of this year, a modest 2.7 percent increase from the same period a year earlier, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Thursday. In May, Macau ’s hospitality industry logged 689,495 guests, up 5.9 percent on the same month of last year. … Continue reading "Macau’s hotels log 3.28 million guests in Jan-May"

15 Jul, 2011

Tiger flights in Macau ‘not affected’ by Australia grounding

Macau, China, 4 JUl – Tiger Airways’ flights to and from Macau are not affected by the grounding of its Australian subsidiary’s aircraft due to safety concerns, the Singaporean airline said in a statement sent to The Macau Post Daily Sunday. According to the statement, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia on Friday suspended … Continue reading "Tiger flights in Macau ‘not affected’ by Australia grounding"

11 Jul, 2011

15 hurt as Taiwan-Macau flight aborted

Taipei, Taiwan, 25 Jul – Fifteen airline passengers were hurt on Sunday when they used inflatable evacuation slides after their Taiwan to Macau flight was aborted due to smoke belching from an engine, The Macau Post Daily reports today, citing Taiwanese media reports. The MD90 aircraft belonging to Taiwan ‘s EVA Airways flashed abnormal signals … Continue reading "15 hurt as Taiwan-Macau flight aborted"

7 Jul, 2011

11 million visit Macau in Jan-May, up 7.2 pct

Macau, China, 24 Jun – Macau logged 11.06 million visitor arrivals in the first five months of this year, an increase of 7.2 percent on the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Thursday. Visitors from Asia accounted for 97.4 percent of all arrivals between January and May, The … Continue reading "11 million visit Macau in Jan-May, up 7.2 pct"

24 Jun, 2011