Tourism

Macau receives two giant pandas on Saturday

Macau, China, 13 Dec – The two giant pandas that the China’s central government is gifting to Macau are due be flown in from Sichuan on Saturday, but the public will need to wait for another month to see the pair after they have gone through a month-long quarantine according to The Macau Post Daily … Continue reading "Macau receives two giant pandas on Saturday"

13 Dec, 2010

Macau to host Sino-Lusophone airport conference

Macau, China, 29 Nov – The 3rd China and Portuguese Speaking Countries Airports Conference will take place at Macau Tower on December 8-10, with some 200 delegates from Macau, Hong Kong, mainland China and the Portuguese-speaking world expected to attend the event, according to a statement by the government-controlled Macau International Airport Company (CAM). Among … Continue reading "Macau to host Sino-Lusophone airport conference"

29 Nov, 2010

Macau receive 20.7 million visitor arrivals in the firt 10 months of the year

Macau, China, 24 Nov – Macau recorded 20.68 million visitor arrivals in the first 10 months of this year, an increase of 16 percent on the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Tuesday. Chinese mainlanders, Hongkongers and Taiwanese accounted for 52.8 percent, 30.2 percent and 5.3 percent of all … Continue reading "Macau receive 20.7 million visitor arrivals in the firt 10 months of the year"

24 Nov, 2010

Air Macau fly to Singapore

Macau, China, 22 Nov – Macau’s flagship company Air Macau is considering diversifying its routes in the future, not only to include more mainland China cties but also the Southeast Asia region, president of the executive committee Zheng Yan said. Zheng was speaking on the sidelines of the welcome ceremony of the inaugural flight between … Continue reading "Air Macau fly to Singapore"

22 Nov, 2010

Police from Macau, Guangdong and Hong Kong carries operation againts organised crime

Macau, China, 9 Nov – A massive cross-border swoop on organised crime carried out in conjunction with Guangdong and Hong Kong ended last week, aimed at cleaning up the streets in the lead-up to the Asian Games in Guangzhou and Macau’s Grand Prix, the Macau Unitary Police Service (SPU) announced Monday. While the Asian Games … Continue reading "Police from Macau, Guangdong and Hong Kong carries operation againts organised crime"

9 Nov, 2010

Almost 19 million visitors in Macau in the first nine months of 2010

Macau, China, 26 Oct – In the first nine months of this year, the number of visitor arrivals rose 17.1 percent year-on-year to 18.58 million, according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) Monday. Macau’s total number of visitor arrivals stood at 1.84 million in September, a 22 percent drop from the … Continue reading "Almost 19 million visitors in Macau in the first nine months of 2010"

26 Oct, 2010

Air Macau to resume flights to Singapore

Macau, China, 21 Oct – Macau’s flag carrier Air Macau will resume flights to Singapore next month, according to a statement released by the Macau International Airport Company (CAM) Wednesday. Air Macau flew to Singapore in the past but in less than a year the route was abruptly cancelled. An Air Macau spokesperson told The … Continue reading "Air Macau to resume flights to Singapore"

21 Oct, 2010

Macau government launches 16.9 million pataca sightseeing boat

Macau, China, 20 Oct – The Macau government announced Tuesday a 16.89 million pataca ( US$ 2.11 million) "sightseeing boat pier" construction project in the Inner Harbour. The project’s price tag was announced in the form of an executive order, signed by Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On. The order, which was dated October 7, … Continue reading "Macau government launches 16.9 million pataca sightseeing boat"

20 Oct, 2010

Shanghai Expo to hold Macau Week from Oct. 13

Shanghai, China, 11 Oct – "Expo 2010 Shanghai China — Macao Week" and a series of related activities will be held in Shanghai from Oct. 13 to 17, Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) said Sunday. With the theme "Experience Macau", the activities of Macau Week will take advantage of the international platform of the Shanghai … Continue reading "Shanghai Expo to hold Macau Week from Oct. 13"

11 Oct, 2010

British Formula 3 champion to debut in 2010 Macau Grand Prix

Macau, China, 7 Oct – British Formula 3 champion Jean-Eric Vergne will make his debut at the 57th Macau Grand Prix, held from November 18 to 21 announced the coordinator of the Macau Grand Prix, Joao Manuel Costa Antunes during a press conference held Wednesday. "This year’s Macau Grand Prix is once again a battle … Continue reading "British Formula 3 champion to debut in 2010 Macau Grand Prix"

7 Oct, 2010

Japanese company wins Macau fireworks contest again

Macau, China, 4 Oct – Tamaya Kitahara Fireworks Co. Ltd. from Japan won the 22nd Macau International Fireworks Display Contest concluded last Friday night, coinciding with National Day. Tamaya Kithara Fireworks also won the competition last year. In 2004 it also won the display and in 2005 came second. Panda Fireworks Group Co., Ltd. from … Continue reading "Japanese company wins Macau fireworks contest again"

4 Oct, 2010

Macau receives 16.75 million visitors during first eight months of the year

Macau, China, 24 Sep -Macau received 16.75 million visitors during the first eight months of the year an increase of 18 percent compared with the same period of the previous year, according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) Friday. Mainlanders and Hongkongers accounted for 53.2 percent and 29.9 percent of all … Continue reading "Macau receives 16.75 million visitors during first eight months of the year"

24 Sep, 2010

Viva Macau airline bankruptcy formalised

Macau, China, 16 Sept – The Court of First Instance (TJB) has formally declared former local budget airline Viva Macau bankrupt. The court ruling, which was dated September 13, was published in the Official Gazette (BO) Wednesday. According to the ruling, the airline had requested that it be declared bankrupt. Viva Macau’s creditors held a … Continue reading "Viva Macau airline bankruptcy formalised"

16 Sep, 2010

Tourists from international markets increase 12.2 percent in the first 8 months of the year

Macau, China, 16 Sept – Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) director Joao Manuel Costa Antunes said Wednesday that the number of visitors from the international market increased by 12.2 percent from January to August when compared with the same period of last year. The foreign tourists represent 11.6 percent of the total, which the MGTO … Continue reading "Tourists from international markets increase 12.2 percent in the first 8 months of the year"

16 Sep, 2010

Air Macau should fly to India says director of operations of Macau Airport

Macau, China, 15 Sept – Antonio Rato, consultant and director of operations of the Macau Airport Company (CAM) said Tuesday that Air Macau should consider the establishment of a route to India, a market which has recorded strong growth in the number of visitors to Macau. The market growth from India is spectacular but is … Continue reading "Air Macau should fly to India says director of operations of Macau Airport"

15 Sep, 2010

Macau residents allowed to get Taiwan visas online

Hong Kong, China 2 Sept – Macau citizens and Hong Kong passport holders can apply for Taiwan visas online since Wednesday, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported Wednesday. Taiwan National Immigration Agency spokeswoman Li Lin-feng said that Hong Kong and Macau citizens could print out visa agreements, after applying for visas via the internet. "These … Continue reading "Macau residents allowed to get Taiwan visas online"

2 Sep, 2010

Air Macau to post profit in 2010 says airline president

Macau, China, 26 Aug – Air Macau Executive Committee President Zheng Yang said Wednesday that the company is poised to post a profit this year, following years of losses, but gave no details. Zheng made the remark before a press conference was held at the Air Macau headquarters in Nape to announce the company’s first-ever … Continue reading "Air Macau to post profit in 2010 says airline president"

26 Aug, 2010

Macau’s visitor arrivals up 23.2 percent in July

Macau, China, 24 Aug – Macau’s visitor arrivals in July went up by 23.2 percent over the same period of last year to 2.68 million, according to the figures released on Monday by Macau’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Chinese mainland remained Macau’s major source market, accounting for 52.8 percent of the total, standing at … Continue reading "Macau’s visitor arrivals up 23.2 percent in July"

24 Aug, 2010

Airlines voice concerns over stronger passenger protections in Macau

Macau, China, 18 Aug – Airline carriers flying to Macau Tuesday voiced concerns over a draft by-law which would force them to provide hotel rooms and meals to passengers stranded because of flight delays and cancellations, as well as refunds and rerouting options in certain cases. In a consultation session on the draft held Tuesday … Continue reading "Airlines voice concerns over stronger passenger protections in Macau"

18 Aug, 2010

Fewer hotel guests in Macau in June

Macau, China, 17 Aug -Macau logged 603,004 guests in June, a decrease of 7.3 percent from the previous month, according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) last week. In May, the number of hotel guests stood at 650,849. However, the number of hotel guests in June rose 35.3 percent from the … Continue reading "Fewer hotel guests in Macau in June"

17 Aug, 2010