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
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
Macau, China, 24 Jun – Juneyao Airlines’ inaugural Shanghai-Macau flight touched down at Macau International Airport in Taipa on Thursday, making it the fifth air carrier serving the route after Macau ’s flag-carrier Air Macau, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Spring Airlines,. The Macau Post Daily reports today. The newcomer serves the apparently … Continue reading "5th airline commences Macau-Shanghai flights"
24 Jun, 2011
Macau, China, 27 May -Macau’s hotels, restaurants and similar businesses employed 53,921 people at the end of March, accounting for 16.1 percent of Macau ’s total workforce, according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) Thursday. While 36,163 people were employed by the hospitality industry, 18,758 worked in restaurants. The … Continue reading "Hotels, eateries employ 16 pct of workforce"
27 May, 2011
Macau, China, 24 May – Macau logged 8.77 million visitor arrivals in the first four months of this year, up 6.6 percent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Monday. Mainlanders and Hong Kong citizens accounted for 56.4 percent and 28.4 percent of all visitor arrivals between January and April, respectively. The number … Continue reading "Visitors rise 6.6 pct to 8.7 million in Jan-April"
24 May, 2011
Macau, China, 16 May – Hong Kong-listed Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) held a grand opening ceremony on Sunday for its US$1.9 billion hotel resort in Macau’s Cotai Strip, focusing on Asian visitors. Themed ‘World Class, Asian Heart’, the 550,000-square-meter Southeast Asian-style Galaxy Macau mega-resort comprises three hotel brands, namely Galaxy Hotel , Singapore ‘s … Continue reading "Galaxy Macau opens with focus on Asian visitors"
16 May, 2011
Macau, China, 16 May – Macau’s hospitality industry recorded 1.92 million guests in the first quarter, up 1.9 percent on the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced. Hotels’ average guestroom occupancy rate stood at 81 percent in the first three month, up 1.9 percent year-on-year. Hotel guests accounted … Continue reading "Hotels log 1.9 million guests in first quarter"
16 May, 2011
Macau, China, 12 May – A “Certificate in Arts Administration” programme, which will be subsidised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) and provided by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT), will cover six course segments, namely arts administration and management, cultural economics, museum studies, “appreciation of Chinese and Western art”, exhibition and event management and … Continue reading "Macau govt launches ‘arts administration’ course"
12 May, 2011
Macau, China, 26 Apr – Total visitor arrivals to Macau reached 6.43 million in the first quarter of 2011, up by 5.2 percent year-on-year, according to the Statistics and Census Service. Visitors from mainland China (3,678,952), Hong Kong (1,778,994) and the Republic of Korea (106,430) increased by 10.3 percent, 3.0 percent and 28.0 percent respectively, … Continue reading "Macau visitors arrivals rise 5.2 percent in the first quarter"
26 Apr, 2011
Macau, CHina, 15 Apr – Macau’s visitor arrivals in package tours in February 2011 increased slightly by 0.5 percent year-on- year to 446,843, according to figures released by the city’s Statistics and Census Service Thursday. Visitors from South Korea (25,596), Taiwan (24,895) and India ( 8,374) increased by 85 percent, 16 percent and 61.2 percent, … Continue reading "Macau’s package tour arrivals up 0.5 percent in February"
15 Apr, 2011
Macau, China, 12 Apr -Visitors’ total non-gambling expenditure reached 37.9 billion patacas (US$4.73 billion) last year, when visitors’ per capita spending amounted to 1,518 patacas, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Monday. Based on Macau ‘s gross gambling and betting gross receipts of 189.6 billion patacas last year, visitors’ non-gaming expenditures accounted for just … Continue reading "2010 visitors’ non-gambling spending hits US$4.7 billion"
12 Apr, 2011
MACAU, 19 Apr – Macau’s tourist price index (TPI) rose 14.58 percent year-on-year in the first quarter, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Monday. A DSEC statement attributed the steep rise to a range of "notable" price hikes, such as accommodation (up 32.05 percent year-on-year); food, alcoholic beverages and tobacco (up 10.21 percent); and … Continue reading "Tourist prices rise 14.5 pct in first quarter"
11 Apr, 2011
Macau, China, 24 Mar – Visitor arrivals to Macau increased at a faster pace in February, data released by the Statistics and Census Service showed Wednesday. The number of travelers visiting the country grew 5.18 percent year-on-year to 2.16 million in February, faster than the 1.44 percent increase recorded in January. As many as 1.18 … Continue reading "Macau Visitor Arrivals Rise In February"
24 Mar, 2011
Macau, China, 18 Mar – The Macau government urged Thursday residents to refrain from travelling to Japan, according to the Tourism Crises Management Office. Meanwhile, the government started Thursday checking the radiation levels of tourists and residents arriving from Japan at the Macau International Airport. The tests can also be conducted at the Conde de … Continue reading "Macau government urge residents to refrain from travelling to Japan"
18 Mar, 2011
Macau, China, 16 Mar – Low-cost carrier Spring Airlines will begin operating daily flights between Macau and Shanghai from April 8 with a 180-seat Airbus. The airline announced Tuesday that the lowest round-trip fare will be priced at HKD 199, excluding the airport charges. The companys spokesperson Zhang Wu An said that their goal is … Continue reading "Shanghai budget airline plans to launch fligts to Macau"
16 Mar, 2011
Macau, China, 24 Feb – Macau recorded 2.07 million visitor arrivals in January, an increase of just 1.4 percent over the same month last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Wednesday. However, compared to the previous month, January’s figure was down 8.6 percent, The Macau Post Daily pointed out. Visitors from Asia … Continue reading "Macau logs 2 million visitors in Jan, up 1.4 pct"
24 Feb, 2011
Macau, China, 17 Feb – Macau, which has around 550,000 residents, logged a record 7.75 million hotel guests last year, an increase of 15.5 percent on 2009, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced. Hotel guests accounted for 31 percent of last year’s total number of visitor arrivals, which reached a record 24.96 million, … Continue reading "Macau logs 7.7 million hotel guests in 2010"
17 Feb, 2011
Macau, China, 10 Feb – Macau received 805,289 tourists during the Chinese New Year holidays, between February 2 and 8, according to the Immigration Department. Acccording to the department the number of visitors arrivals grew 8.58 percent over the same periodo of last year. Most of those tourists (477,252) came from mainland China, a 14 … Continue reading "Macau receives over 800,000 visitors during Lunar New Year"
10 Feb, 2011
Macau, China, 7 Feb – Macau recorded falling exports and rising imports last year, resulting in an external merchandise trade deficit of 37.16 billion patacas (US$4.64 billion), according to the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC). The trade deficit rose 27.1 percent year on year. Total exports – comprising domestic and re-exports – dropped 9.3 percent … Continue reading "Macau’s exports drop, imports rise in 2010"
7 Feb, 2011
Macau, China, 2 Feb – Macau’s Immigration Department expects about 2.4 million people to cross Macau’s borders during the Lunar New Year holiday over the next seven days. Tommy Wong Kim Hong, chief inspector of the Public Security Police (PSP) that runs Macau’s immigration service, said Tuesday that the border crossings were expected to peak … Continue reading "Macau police expect 2.4 million Lunar New Year border crossings"
2 Feb, 2011