Tourism

Seawater of Zhuhai seriously polluted

Guangzhou, China, 24 May – A report shows that the seawater quality of Guangzhou, Dongguan and Zhongshan, as well as Shenzhen and Zhuhai, which neighbors Hong Kong and Macau, have fallen into the category of "seriously polluted" accordint to Xinhua News Agency. The Chinese news agency said that seawater pollution remains serious in the coastal … Continue reading "Seawater of Zhuhai seriously polluted"

24 May, 2010

New HIV subtype found in Macau

Macau, China, 7 May –  The Health Bureau of Macau (SSM) announced on Thursday that it has found a CRF12_BF subtype of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) that is slightly different from the one found in other regions. The new subtype was detected after the SSM and the medical experts at the Chinese University of Hong … Continue reading "New HIV subtype found in Macau"

7 May, 2010

TAP Air Portugal leaves Macau with sale of stake in Air Macau to Air China

Macau, China, 29 April – Seap, a consortium of TAP Air Portugal and Banco Nacional Ultramarino, has sold its stake of 0.1 percent it held in Air Macau to Air China, Portuguese news agency Lusa reported Wednesday in Macau. The deal was concluded this week, after Seap (Serviços, Adminsitrações e Participações), which is 75 percent … Continue reading "TAP Air Portugal leaves Macau with sale of stake in Air Macau to Air China"

29 Apr, 2010

Macau promotes tourism in India

Macau, China, 26 May –  The Macau Government Tourist Office ( MGTO) Tuesday said that it has held promotional activities in India, with the aim to explore the tourism market in the South Asian country. Last year, Macau received over 100,000 visitors from India, registering a growth of 30 percent over 2008. During the first … Continue reading "Macau promotes tourism in India"

26 Apr, 2010

Macau’s visitor arrivals up 12.1% in the first quarter of 2010

Macau, China, 26 Apr – Macau’s visitor arrivals totaled 6,115,221 in the first quarter of 2010, up by 12.1 percent year-on-year according to the figures released Friday by the city’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Visitor arrivals by land reached 3.21 million in the first quarter of 2010, up by 14.7 percent while the number … Continue reading "Macau’s visitor arrivals up 12.1% in the first quarter of 2010"

26 Apr, 2010

Malaysian AirAsia eyes Macau operating licence

Macau, China, 13 Apr – AirAsia, Southeast Asia’s biggest low-cost airline, is in "preliminary talks" for a local air operating licence that will allow it to set up a Macau-based venture, according to The Macau Post Daily. The paper said that Air Asia spokesman Raman Narayanan told Bloomberg that the company have been approached two … Continue reading "Malaysian AirAsia eyes Macau operating licence"

13 Apr, 2010

Macau Civil Aviation in negotiations with a Korean airline to flight to Macau

Macau, China, 8 Apr – Macau Civil Aviation Authority (AACM)  president Simon Chan Chou Weng said Wednesday that the government was currently in negotiation with a Korean airline to open up flights between the two sides. Weng, quoted by The Macau Post Daily, also said that the routes left empty by Viva Macau’s demise may … Continue reading "Macau Civil Aviation in negotiations with a Korean airline to flight to Macau"

8 Apr, 2010

Macau wants to develop “multi-destination” itineraries with Hong Kong

Macau, China, 6 May – Macau and Hong Kong can achieve a win- win situation for the tourism industry if the two places complemented with each other in developing "multi-destination" itineraries, Macau’s social and cultural chief said on Wednesday. Cheong U, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR), made … Continue reading "Macau wants to develop “multi-destination” itineraries with Hong Kong"

6 Apr, 2010

Macau government stops budget airline Viva Macau operations

Macau, China, 29 Mar – Macau’s government ended the operating contract of Viva Macau Sunday after the budget airline did not offer to help passengers whose flights were cancelled due to its failure to pay fuel bills. Travellers have been warned against buying any more tickets from Viva Macau – whose online ticketing service was … Continue reading "Macau government stops budget airline Viva Macau operations"

29 Mar, 2010

Macau received 4.1 million visitors in the first two months of 2010

Macau, China, 24 Mar – Macau received in the first two months of this year 4.10 million visitors, a year-on-year growth of 15 percent, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). In February Macau received 2.05 million visitors, up 24.4 percent on the same month of last year, announced the DSEC. Same-day visitors accounted … Continue reading "Macau received 4.1 million visitors in the first two months of 2010"

24 Mar, 2010

Very unhealthy and dangerous air quality for Macau today

Macau, China, 23 Mar – Air pollution in Macau soared to record levels as officials warned Monday of a public health menace from a toxic stew of particulates, fuelled by a massive sandstorm over northern swathes of the mainland, including Beijing. The Macau Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement that the local air quality … Continue reading "Very unhealthy and dangerous air quality for Macau today"

23 Mar, 2010

Macau-Zhuhai-Zhongshan launched join tourist promotion in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore

Macau, China, 18 Mar – Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) launched a joint promotion in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore last week to boost multi-destination itineraries covering Macau, Zhuhai and Zhongshan. In a first ever joint event in Southeast Asian markets a delegation of over 20 tourism officials and travel trade representatives from Macau, Zhongshan and … Continue reading "Macau-Zhuhai-Zhongshan launched join tourist promotion in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore"

18 Mar, 2010

Macau received 2 million visitors in January

Macau recorded 2.04 million visitor arrivals in January, an increase of 6.8 percent on the same month of 2009, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced Wednesday. Month-to-month, the number of visitor arrivals was up 0.5 percent. The daily average of visitor arrivals stood at 66,018. Mainlanders accounted for 55.3 percent of all arrivals. The … Continue reading "Macau received 2 million visitors in January"

25 Feb, 2010

Macau government to revamp the area of the Ruins of Saint Paul

Macau, China, 24 Feb – The Macau government plans to revitalize the surrounding area of the Ruins of St. Paul to give to tourists new attractions and improve the quality of life of residents in the area. The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT), the Transport Bureau (DSAT), the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) … Continue reading "Macau government to revamp the area of the Ruins of Saint Paul"

24 Feb, 2010

Air Macau carrier will start flights to Tokyo in March

Macau, China, 11 Feb – The Macau government signed Wednesday  a bilateral air service agreement with Japan, under which local carrier Air Macau will launch a new route to Tokyo in March. The agreement was signed by Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io and Consul-General of Japan to Hong Kong and Macau … Continue reading "Air Macau carrier will start flights to Tokyo in March"

11 Feb, 2010

Macau Tourist representations abroad meet to study future strategies to attract more visitors

Macau, China, 27 Jan – More then 50 representatives of the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) around the world started Tuesday a meeting in Macau to  discuss "strategies and tactics" to promote the Special Administrative Region abroad and attract more visitors. The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Cheong U said in a meeting with … Continue reading "Macau Tourist representations abroad meet to study future strategies to attract more visitors"

27 Jan, 2010

Visitors to Macau drop 5 pct to 21.7 million last year

Macau, China 25 Jan – Macau receive 21.7 million visitors last year, a decrease of 5.1 percent on 2008, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) has announced. Mainlanders, Hongkongers and Taiwanese accounted for 50.5 percent, 30.9 percent and 5.9 percent of all visitor arrivals last year, respectively. The number of Hong Kong visitor arrivals – … Continue reading "Visitors to Macau drop 5 pct to 21.7 million last year"

25 Jan, 2010

Macao Science Center to open next Monday

Macau, China, 22 Jan – The Macao Science Center (MSC) designed by famous US-Chinese architect Ieoh Ming Pei and his two sons’ Pei Partnership Architects will be open next Monday after more than 4 years of work. At a cost of 337 million patacas (US$ 42.13 million) the MSC is located at the waterfront next … Continue reading "Macao Science Center to open next Monday"

22 Jan, 2010

Viva Macau takes US$ 25 million government loan amid financial crisis

Macau, China, 20 Jan – Budget airline Viva Macau received a government bailout loan package of  200 million patacas (US$ 25 million) to ensure their operations in the wake of last year financial crisis. The loan facility was issued by the government’s Industry Development Fund and is secured against the airline’s shares and assets, Secretary … Continue reading "Viva Macau takes US$ 25 million government loan amid financial crisis"

20 Jan, 2010

Macau’s panda era starts with opening of panda pavillion in Coloane island

Macau, China, 19 Jan – Macau’s state-of-the-art panda pavilion in Seac Pai Van Park in Coloane island open its doors Tuesday, but the general public will have to keep waiting for a little longer before they can get a glimpse of the panda pair Hoi Hoi and Sum Sum. Sichuan-born panda male Hoi Hoi and … Continue reading "Macau’s panda era starts with opening of panda pavillion in Coloane island"

19 Jan, 2010