Tourism

Macau’s visitor arrivals up 2 pct year-on-year in October

Macau’s visitor arrivals increased by 2 percent year-on-year to 2,394,195 in October 2013, according to figures released on Friday by the city’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Of all the arrivals in October, 53 percent spent only one day. The average length of stay of visitors held stable from a year earlier at 1.0 day, … Continue reading "Macau’s visitor arrivals up 2 pct year-on-year in October"

25 Nov, 2013

Nearly 8 million hotel guests in 9 months

Macau’s 98 hotels and guesthouses welcomed 7.99 million guests in the first nine months of this year, an increase of 13.9 percent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Thursday. At the end of September, Macau’s hospitality industry provided 27,807 guestrooms, up 6.7 percent from a year earlier, of which 5-star hotels accounted for … Continue reading "Nearly 8 million hotel guests in 9 months"

15 Nov, 2013

21.9 million visit Macau in Jan-Sept, up 5 pct

Macau recorded 21.9 million visitor arrivals in the first nine months, a year-on-year growth of five percent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Thursday. Visitors from the mainland and South Korea rose by 12 percent and 5.8 percent respectively, while those from Hong Kong and Taiwan dropped by 4.5 percent and 9.5 percent. In … Continue reading "21.9 million visit Macau in Jan-Sept, up 5 pct"

25 Oct, 2013

US hotel brand to open 2-billion-pataca Macau branch

Hollywood Roosevelt from Los Angeles is making Macau its Asian debut with an investment of two billion patacas to build a 400-room 1950s Hollywood-themed hotel next to the Macau Jockey Club in Taipa. The hotel is slated to be operational between the middle and the end of 2015. The ground-breaking ceremony for the Hollywood Roosevelt … Continue reading "US hotel brand to open 2-billion-pataca Macau branch"

23 Oct, 2013

Hotel guests rise 14 pct to 7.1 million in Jan-August

Macau’s 97 hotels and guesthouses recorded 7.12 million guests in the first eight months of this year, up 14.4 percent on the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Thursday. The number of hotel guests accounted for 36.4 percent of the number of visitor arrivals in the first eight months. … Continue reading "Hotel guests rise 14 pct to 7.1 million in Jan-August"

18 Oct, 2013

Tourism office says 896,847 Golden Week visitors

Macau recorded 896,847 visitor arrivals during the mainland’s October 1-7 Golden Week holiday, an increase of 5.7 percent from the same time last year, the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) said in a statement Thursday. The MGTO figures differ slightly from statistics released by the Public Security Police (PSP) earlier this week, according to which … Continue reading "Tourism office says 896,847 Golden Week visitors"

11 Oct, 2013

France won the 25th Macau International Fireworks contest

SAS BREZAC Artifices, from France, won the 25th Macau International Fireworks contest  followed by China and Switzerland in the second and third rank. The prize for the champion team is US$ 8,000 US dollars whereas the second and third prize winners were awarded 4,000 and 2,500  dollars respectively. Ten teams came from Asia, Europe, America, … Continue reading "France won the 25th Macau International Fireworks contest"

4 Oct, 2013

Macau is the seventh favorite destination for Chinese travellers

Macau is the seventh favorite destination for Chinese travellers, according to a survey released by daodao.com, TripAdvisor’s customized Chinese brand. Mainland tourists’ top destination continues to be the neighboring region of Hong Kong, followed by the island of Phuket in Thailand,Taiwan, Bangkok, Paris, Dubai, Macau, Seoul, Singapore and Bali. The survey indicates that the Chinese … Continue reading "Macau is the seventh favorite destination for Chinese travellers"

26 Sep, 2013

19.5 million visit Macau in Jan-Aug, up 4.7 pct

Macau recorded 19.57 million visitor arrivals in the first eight months of this year, an increase of 4.7 percent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Monday. Mainlanders and Hongkongers accounted for 63.6 and 23.5 percent of all visitor arrivals respectively. Guangdong residents accounted for 28.4 percent of all visitor arrivals. About 27.5 percent … Continue reading "19.5 million visit Macau in Jan-Aug, up 4.7 pct"

24 Sep, 2013

Macau hotels have 6.1 million guests in Jan-July

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

No timetable to amend law against illegal inns: MGTO chief

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 promotion across mainland China to attract visitors along Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed rail

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 23,000 hotel rooms planned for Macau

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

Statistics chief vows to reveal ratio of tourism in GDP in next quarter

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

Hotel guests rise 16.9 pct to 5.2 million in Jan-June

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

Govt to spend 80 million on upgrading Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal

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

14.2 million visit Macau in Jan-June, up 4.2 pct

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

Details of 4 tourist walking routes to be revealed in September

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

MGTO is studying new tourism routes in Macau

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

4.3 million check into hotels in Jan-May

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