Tourism

Macau to hold international fireworks display contest in September

Macau, China, 19 Jul – Macau International Fireworks Display Contest will be held in September this year, which will feature teams from 10 nations and regions, the Tourist Office of Macau announced on Friday. Organized by the Tourist Office, the contest will be held respectively on September 11, 18, 22, 25 and October 1 at … Continue reading "Macau to hold international fireworks display contest in September"

19 Jul, 2010

Macau to open new ferry terminal in 2013 in Taipa Island

Macau, China, 15 Jul – Macao will add a new ferry terminal in Taipa island to its current two in the first half of 2013, the Macau Post Daily reported on Wednesday. At present, there were two ferry terminals on the Macau Peninsula, the Inner Harbor and the Outer Harbor, and a temporary one on … Continue reading "Macau to open new ferry terminal in 2013 in Taipa Island"

15 Jul, 2010

Macau hotel guests rise 20 pct to 3.19 million in Jan-May

Macau, China, 14 Jul – Macau’s 89 hotels and boarding houses recorded 3.19 million hotel guests in the first five months of this year, an increase of 20.3 percent on the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced Tuesday. The number of guests in May rose 46.3 percent year-on-year to … Continue reading "Macau hotel guests rise 20 pct to 3.19 million in Jan-May"

14 Jul, 2010

Macau funds quake-hit Sichuan’s tourism

Macau, China, 13 Jul – The government of Macau has invested 30 million patacas (US$3.75 million) and adopted a series of measures since 2008 to help quake-hit Sichuan province in southwestern China’s mainland to resume tourism development, Macau’s tourism chief said on Monday. The Tourist Office of Macau has used the money to launch advertising … Continue reading "Macau funds quake-hit Sichuan’s tourism"

13 Jul, 2010

Macao Dragon Ferry services suspended after crash

Macau, China, 12 Jul -Newly-launched company Macao Dragon suspended services after crashing Saturdaywith a Macau pier, according to The Macau Post Daily. The company is waiting on the Maritime Administration (CP) to complete a safety survey of a berth at the Pac On temporary ferry terminal in Taipa before it can resume its newly-launched services … Continue reading "Macao Dragon Ferry services suspended after crash"

12 Jul, 2010

Hong Kong-Macao Helicopter Service Resumes Operation

Macau, China, 8 Jul – Sky Shuttle’ helicopter flight service between Hong Kong and Macao resumed operation Wednesday, after being suspended for four days due to a helicopter accident. The Macao Civil Aviation Authorities (AACM) confirmed that it has approved the airline’s request to resume its helicopter service Wednesday morning after reviewing a document submitted … Continue reading "Hong Kong-Macao Helicopter Service Resumes Operation"

8 Jul, 2010

Low Cost Mandala Airlines starts flights between Macau and Jakarta this month

Macau, China, 7 Jul – Indonesia low cost carrier Mandala Airlines will launch this month three flights per week between Macau and Jakarta, according to Mandala Airlines’ President-Director Diono Nurjani. Flights begin on July 21, with three round trips per  week.The flights will be scheduled on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. A one-way flight to the … Continue reading "Low Cost Mandala Airlines starts flights between Macau and Jakarta this month"

7 Jul, 2010

Macau’s tourism industry must provide quality services, says director of MGTO

Macau, China,  6 Jul – Macau needs to provide a quality tourism in order to match people’s expectations of what they are paying for, said Monday the director of the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), Joao Manuel Costa Antunes. Antunes made the comment during his presentation at the MGTO’s annual marketing meeting at Macau Tower … Continue reading "Macau’s tourism industry must provide quality services, says director of MGTO"

6 Jul, 2010

Sky Shuttle helicopters flights between Macau and Hong Kong suspended

Macau, China, 5 Jul – Helicopter flights from Sky Shuttle between Macau and Hong Kong are suspended since Saturday after an AgustaWestland AW139 italian helicopter belonging to Sky Shuttle ditched at sea about 500 meters northwest of the Shun Tak Centre helipad, in Hong Kong, soon after it took off. The two pilots and 11 … Continue reading "Sky Shuttle helicopters flights between Macau and Hong Kong suspended"

5 Jul, 2010

Shun Tak China launched maritime services between Macau and Guangzhou

Macau, China, 30 Jun – Hong Kong-based shipping firm Shun Tak China Travel Ship Management launched Tuesday a new daily passenger ferry service from Macau’s Outer Harbour ferry terminal to Guangzhou’s Nansha district, according to The Macau Post Daily. The voyage will take around 90 minutes, an official from the company said. The Macau government … Continue reading "Shun Tak China launched maritime services between Macau and Guangzhou"

30 Jun, 2010

Mandarin Oriental Hotel open today in Macau

Macau, China, 29  Jun – Mandarin Oriental hotel opens today, in th One Central complex, in NAPE waterfront,  with 213 rooms, including 26 suites and one presidential suite. The hotel located in the Macau peninsula  is owned by Hong Kong Land and Shun Tak groups and designed by architect Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC/USA. Mandarin … Continue reading "Mandarin Oriental Hotel open today in Macau"

29 Jun, 2010

Macau receive 10.3 million visitors during the first five months of 2010

Macau, China, 24 Jun – Macau’s total visitor arrivals during the first five months of 2010 rose by 15.8 percent year-on-year to 10.33 million, according to figures released Wednesday by the city’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The majority of visitor come from China mainland and Hong Kong, respectively at 5.52 million and 3.01 million … Continue reading "Macau receive 10.3 million visitors during the first five months of 2010"

24 Jun, 2010

Air Macau extends network to more Japanese cities through Code share Agreement with ANA

Macau, China, 17 Jun – Air Macau signed Tuesday with All Nippon Airways (ANA) a Code share Agreement to extend its network to all parts of Japan through the network of ANA. According to the agreement, Air Macau and ANA, Japan’s largest carrier, will expand their respective network into Hokkaido, Fukuoka in Japan and Pearl … Continue reading "Air Macau extends network to more Japanese cities through Code share Agreement with ANA"

17 Jun, 2010

Macau, Guangdong and Hong Kong carry out joint tourism promotion in Taiwan and Europe

Macau, China, 10 June – Macau, Guangdong and Hong Kong plan to carry out joint promotion in Taiwan the United Kingdom and France to publicise the tourism potential of the Pearl River Delta region. The announcement was made at the “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Tourism Cooperation Meeting,” which was attended by leaders of the Guangdong Tourism Administration, … Continue reading "Macau, Guangdong and Hong Kong carry out joint tourism promotion in Taiwan and Europe"

10 Jun, 2010

China choose two pandas to be send to Macau as a gift from Beijing

Macau, China, 31  May – A pair of giant pandas has been selected as gift for the Macau Special Administration Region, the State Forestry Administration announced Saturday in Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the endangered species’ hometown. Both pandas come from the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base and have been chosen … Continue reading "China choose two pandas to be send to Macau as a gift from Beijing"

31 May, 2010

Visitors arrivals to Macau climbed 12.4 percent in the first four months of 2010

Macau, China, 25 May – Total visitor arrivals to Macau climbed 12.4 percent year-on-year to 8.2 million in the first four months of 2010, the Statistics and Census Service said on Monday. Visitors from Mainland China (4,386,985), Hong Kong (2,421,414), and Taiwan (442,087) increased by 20.0 percent, 3.2 percent and 2.8 percent respectively. Visitors from … Continue reading "Visitors arrivals to Macau climbed 12.4 percent in the first four months of 2010"

25 May, 2010

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