Tourism

Hotels log 6.2 million guests in Jan-Aug, up 11 pct

Macau’s 66 hotels and 33 inns received 6.23 million guests in the first eight months, 11.4 percent more than in the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Monday. According to a DSEC statement, the occupancy rate stood at 82.8 percent in the eight-month period, down by 0.9 percentage point. … Continue reading "Hotels log 6.2 million guests in Jan-Aug, up 11 pct"

16 Oct, 2012

More then 3 million visitors during the Golden Week

The Public Security Police (PSP) released Monday figures  for border crossings during from September 29 to October 7, with the city logging a total of 3.26 million during the nine-day period. A PSP spokesperson had forecast about three million border crossings. The mainland’s eight-day Golden Week holiday ended on Sunday. Mid-Autumn Festival this year fell … Continue reading "More then 3 million visitors during the Golden Week"

9 Oct, 2012

China team win 2012 Macau International Fireworks Display Contest

Panda Fireworks Group from mainland China won, for the second consecutive year, the 24th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest followed by France’s Lacroix-Ruggieri and Australia’s Infinity Pyrotechnics, in second and third place respectively. This year’s participating teams came from Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Australia, Portugal, France, the United States, Italy, mainland China and Macau that substitute … Continue reading "China team win 2012 Macau International Fireworks Display Contest"

4 Oct, 2012

First 4 days of Golden Week log over 1.2 million border crossings

Over 1.24 million border-crossings, comprising local residents and tourists, have been recorded over the first four days of the eight-day long Golden Week holiday, data released by the Public Security Police (PSP) showed Wednesday. Macau has about 560,000 inhabitants. This year’s Golden Week holiday for mainlanders to celebrate National Day includes an extra day because … Continue reading "First 4 days of Golden Week log over 1.2 million border crossings"

4 Oct, 2012

Watch imports hit 3.5 billion patacas in Jan-Aug

Macau imported watches worth 3.47 billion patacas in the first eight months of this year, a 46.7 percent increase on the same period last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced. Watch imports exceeded those of cars and scooters that reached 2.14 billion patacas between January and August, a year-on-year growth of 49.2 … Continue reading "Watch imports hit 3.5 billion patacas in Jan-Aug"

4 Oct, 2012

Tourism office to open office in Russia next year

An office to promote Macau’s tourism will be opened in Russia next year, Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director João Manuel Costa Antunes announced Thursday. An MGTO source told The Macau Post Daily the office would be based in Moscow. Costa Antunes said in his speech at a gala dinner at MGM Macau to mark … Continue reading "Tourism office to open office in Russia next year"

28 Sep, 2012

Dead dolphin mother, newborn calf found washed ashore

A dead dolphin and her newborn calf were found washed ashore yesterday morning, the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) said . According to a statement, preliminary autopsy results show that the calf was born prematurely as the mother had miscarried, resulting in the deaths of both marine mammals. Residents found the carcass of the … Continue reading "Dead dolphin mother, newborn calf found washed ashore"

26 Sep, 2012

Drop in visitor arrivals slows in August

Macau’s number of visitor arrivals dropped slightly by 0.6 percent year-on-year to 2.68 million last month, marking a slowdown in the year-on-year decline in visitors since May, according to official statistics cited by The Macau Post Daily today. In July, the number of visitor arrivals fell 4.2 percent year-on-year. In June, the number was down … Continue reading "Drop in visitor arrivals slows in August"

25 Sep, 2012

HK, Macau vow to promote ‘multiple stops’ product

Senior officials from Hong Kong and Macau said Wednesday that the two cities were willing to strengthen co-operation to promote their so-called “‘one trip multiple stops” joint tourism product. Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was in Macau Wednesday to pay a courtesy call on Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On … Continue reading "HK, Macau vow to promote ‘multiple stops’ product"

21 Sep, 2012

July hits new hotel guest record

Macau’s 66 hotels and 33 guesthouses welcomed a record 875,640 guests in July, up 10 percent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced. The previous record stood at 820,163 in December last year. Guests’ average length of stay dropped 0.18 of a night to 1.2 nights in July, when the occupancy rate of … Continue reading "July hits new hotel guest record"

17 Sep, 2012

Macau tourism chief forecast that visitor arrivals in 2012 will exceed 28 million

Veteran Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Joao Manuel Costa Antunes said Monday that visitor arrivals in 2012 will dip to single-digit growth instead of the 11 percent year-on-year growth he had forecast back in January. Costa Antunes said during the three-day Global Tourism Economy Forum held at the Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Centre … Continue reading "Macau tourism chief forecast that visitor arrivals in 2012 will exceed 28 million"

11 Sep, 2012

Chui hopes for co-operation through global tourism forum

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Sundaythat he hoped the Global Tourism Economy Forum being held in Macau for the first time will effectively promote international tourism-related exchanges and co-operation. According to The Macau Post Daily, Chui made the comment during his speech at the three-day forum’s opening ceremony at Macau Tower, marking its … Continue reading "Chui hopes for co-operation through global tourism forum"

10 Sep, 2012

Visitor arrivals drop 4.2 pct in July

Macau received 2.44 million visitor arrivals in July, a 4.2 percent decrease from the same month last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSCE) said in a statement yesterday. It was the third successive month of a year-on-year decrease in visitor arrivals, The Macau Post Daily pointed out. The daily average of visitor arrivals stood … Continue reading "Visitor arrivals drop 4.2 pct in July"

23 Aug, 2012

Macaubeach cleanup collects 5 kg of plastic pellets

About five kilogrammes of tiny plastic pellets havebeen found on two beaches in Macau’s Coloane Island in a special cleanupoperation yesterday following complaints from residents, a statement from thegovernment said yesterday. The joint statement from the Maritime Administration(CP) and the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) pointed out that thegovernment met Sinopec Hong Kong General Manager Li … Continue reading "Macaubeach cleanup collects 5 kg of plastic pellets"

23 Aug, 2012

Government beefs up inspection team to fight illegalinns

The government is beefing up its effort to crack down on unlicensed inns by boosting the size of its “inspection team” to 52 officers by October, Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director João Manuel Costa Antunes said yesterday. Costa Antunes made the remarks after a press conference at Macau Tower about the 24th International Fireworks … Continue reading "Government beefs up inspection team to fight illegalinns"

22 Aug, 2012

Visitor arrivals in June drop 3.4 pct

Macau’s number of visitor arrivals dropped 3.4 percent year-on-year to 2.106 million in June, according to official statistics from the government. June’s figure was the lowest of any month since January last year. Same-day visitors accounted for 49.4 percent of last month’s total number of visitor arrivals. Visitors’ average length of stay decreased by 0.1 … Continue reading "Visitor arrivals in June drop 3.4 pct"

24 Jul, 2012

Hotel guests rise 12.7 percent in Jan-May

Macau’s 97 hotels – including hostels – recorded 3.7 million guests in the first five months, an increase of 12.7 percent on the same period last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced. The average occupancy rate stood at 81.9 percent, similar to the same period a year earlier. The number of guestrooms … Continue reading "Hotel guests rise 12.7 percent in Jan-May"

16 Jul, 2012

Govt probes North West Express over service ‘suspension’

The Maritime Administration (CP) has begun investigating the abrupt service suspension of the North West Express ferry service, while urging the company to provide a plan as to how customers will be reimbursed, according to a statement quoted by The Macau Post Daily today. North West Express is the only ferry company providing a service … Continue reading "Govt probes North West Express over service ‘suspension’"

2 Jul, 2012

Visitor arrivals rise just 1.9 pct in April

Macau’s number of visitor arrivals in April increased a mere 1.9 percent year-on-year to 2.38 million, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Wednesday. Month-to-month, the figure grew just 1.4 percent. Same-day visitor accounted for 62.8 percent of the total number. Visitors’ average length of stay stood at 1.1 days. Mainlanders accounted for 58.4 percent … Continue reading "Visitor arrivals rise just 1.9 pct in April"

24 May, 2012

Visitors’ non-gaming spending reaches 13 billion patacas in Q1

Macau’s visitors spent 13.1 billion patacas on non-gambling activities in the first quarter, up 35 percent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Tuesday. The figure was extrapolated from about 43,000 samples, according to a DSEC statement. While overnight visitors spent 10.6 billion patacas, an increase of 39 percent from a year earlier, same-day … Continue reading "Visitors’ non-gaming spending reaches 13 billion patacas in Q1"

23 May, 2012