Tourism

Macau logs 7.7 million hotel guests in 2010

Macau, China, 17 Feb – Macau, which has around 550,000 residents, logged a record 7.75 million hotel guests last year, an increase of 15.5 percent on 2009, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced. Hotel guests accounted for 31 percent of last year’s total number of visitor arrivals, which reached a record 24.96 million, … Continue reading "Macau logs 7.7 million hotel guests in 2010"

17 Feb, 2011

Macau receives over 800,000 visitors during Lunar New Year

Macau, China, 10 Feb – Macau received 805,289 tourists during the Chinese New Year holidays, between February 2 and 8, according to the Immigration Department. Acccording to the department the number of visitors arrivals grew 8.58 percent over the same periodo of last year. Most of those tourists (477,252) came from mainland China, a 14 … Continue reading "Macau receives over 800,000 visitors during Lunar New Year"

10 Feb, 2011

Macau’s exports drop, imports rise in 2010

Macau, China, 7 Feb – Macau recorded falling exports and rising imports last year, resulting in an external merchandise trade deficit of 37.16 billion patacas (US$4.64 billion), according to the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC). The trade deficit rose 27.1 percent year on year. Total exports – comprising domestic and re-exports – dropped 9.3 percent … Continue reading "Macau’s exports drop, imports rise in 2010"

7 Feb, 2011

Macau police expect 2.4 million Lunar New Year border crossings

Macau, China, 2 Feb – Macau’s Immigration Department expects about 2.4 million people to cross Macau’s borders during the Lunar New Year holiday over the next seven days. Tommy Wong Kim Hong, chief inspector of the Public Security Police (PSP) that runs Macau’s immigration service, said Tuesday that the border crossings were expected to peak … Continue reading "Macau police expect 2.4 million Lunar New Year border crossings"

2 Feb, 2011

Macau police expect 2.4 million Lunar New Year border crossings

Macau, China, 2 Feb – Macau’s Immigration Department expects about 2.4 million people to cross Macau’s borders during the Lunar New Year holiday over the next seven days. Tommy Wong Kim Hong, chief inspector of the Public Security Police (PSP) that runs Macau’s immigration service, said Tuesday that the border crossings were expected to peak … Continue reading "Macau police expect 2.4 million Lunar New Year border crossings"

2 Feb, 2011

Macau records nearly 25 million visitor arrivals last year

Macau, China, 20 Jan -Macau recorded close to 25 million visitor arrivals last year, representing an increase of 15 percent over 2009, Director of Macau Government Tourist Office Joao Manuel Costa Antunes said on Wednesday. Antunes made the announcement at the MGTO Annual Press Conference at the Macao Tower Convention and Entertainment Center, where media … Continue reading "Macau records nearly 25 million visitor arrivals last year"

20 Jan, 2011

Macau logs 22.7 million visitors in 11 months

Macau, China, 29 Dec – Macau recorded 22.69 million visitor arrivals in the first 11 months of this year, an increase of 15.1 percent on the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Tuesday. The majority of visitors were from Mainland China (12 million), Hong Kong (6.8 million) and Taiwan … Continue reading "Macau logs 22.7 million visitors in 11 months"

29 Dec, 2010

Macau’s panda pavillion to cost 90 million patacas

Macau, China, 17 Dec – Originally budgeted at 80 million patacas (US$10 million), the construction of a 3,000-square-metre enclosure at Seac Pai Van Van Park in Coloane island for the pair of giant pandas due to arrive in Macau Saturday will finally cost 12.5 percent more then previously planned due to adjustments suggested by Sichuan … Continue reading "Macau’s panda pavillion to cost 90 million patacas"

17 Dec, 2010

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