Tourism

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

Macau population rises to 544,600 – 18,461 per sq km

Macau, China, 11 Aug – Macau’s estimated population rose by 2,200 from the end of March to 544,600 at the end of June, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) announced Tuesday. Compared with a year ago, Macau’s population was up by 300 at the end of June. Macau’s population peaked at 557,300 at the end … Continue reading "Macau population rises to 544,600 – 18,461 per sq km"

11 Aug, 2010

Ferry firm set to start Tuen Mun-Macau service

Macau, China, 4 Aug – Ferry operator Hong Kong North West Express is poised to launch a service between Tuen Mun and Macau seven years after taking over management of part of the Tuen Mun ferry pier that will operate cross-border trips. The firm would be the second new operator to enter the Hong Kong-Macau … Continue reading "Ferry firm set to start Tuen Mun-Macau service"

4 Aug, 2010

Macau’s June visitor number falls to lowest this year

Macau, China, 26 Jul – Macau’s number of visitor arrivals in June fell to its lowest monthly figure so far this year, according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) last Friday. A total of 1.90 million visitors arrived in Macau last month, a decrease of 9.2 percent from the previous month … Continue reading "Macau’s June visitor number falls to lowest this year"

26 Jul, 2010

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