Tourism

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

Macau’s visitor arrivals up 12.1% in the first quarter of 2010

Macau, China, 26 Apr – Macau’s visitor arrivals totaled 6,115,221 in the first quarter of 2010, up by 12.1 percent year-on-year according to the figures released Friday by the city’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Visitor arrivals by land reached 3.21 million in the first quarter of 2010, up by 14.7 percent while the number … Continue reading "Macau’s visitor arrivals up 12.1% in the first quarter of 2010"

26 Apr, 2010

Malaysian AirAsia eyes Macau operating licence

Macau, China, 13 Apr – AirAsia, Southeast Asia’s biggest low-cost airline, is in "preliminary talks" for a local air operating licence that will allow it to set up a Macau-based venture, according to The Macau Post Daily. The paper said that Air Asia spokesman Raman Narayanan told Bloomberg that the company have been approached two … Continue reading "Malaysian AirAsia eyes Macau operating licence"

13 Apr, 2010

Macau Civil Aviation in negotiations with a Korean airline to flight to Macau

Macau, China, 8 Apr – Macau Civil Aviation Authority (AACM)  president Simon Chan Chou Weng said Wednesday that the government was currently in negotiation with a Korean airline to open up flights between the two sides. Weng, quoted by The Macau Post Daily, also said that the routes left empty by Viva Macau’s demise may … Continue reading "Macau Civil Aviation in negotiations with a Korean airline to flight to Macau"

8 Apr, 2010

Macau wants to develop “multi-destination” itineraries with Hong Kong

Macau, China, 6 May – Macau and Hong Kong can achieve a win- win situation for the tourism industry if the two places complemented with each other in developing "multi-destination" itineraries, Macau’s social and cultural chief said on Wednesday. Cheong U, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR), made … Continue reading "Macau wants to develop “multi-destination” itineraries with Hong Kong"

6 Apr, 2010

Macau government stops budget airline Viva Macau operations

Macau, China, 29 Mar – Macau’s government ended the operating contract of Viva Macau Sunday after the budget airline did not offer to help passengers whose flights were cancelled due to its failure to pay fuel bills. Travellers have been warned against buying any more tickets from Viva Macau – whose online ticketing service was … Continue reading "Macau government stops budget airline Viva Macau operations"

29 Mar, 2010

Macau received 4.1 million visitors in the first two months of 2010

Macau, China, 24 Mar – Macau received in the first two months of this year 4.10 million visitors, a year-on-year growth of 15 percent, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). In February Macau received 2.05 million visitors, up 24.4 percent on the same month of last year, announced the DSEC. Same-day visitors accounted … Continue reading "Macau received 4.1 million visitors in the first two months of 2010"

24 Mar, 2010

Very unhealthy and dangerous air quality for Macau today

Macau, China, 23 Mar – Air pollution in Macau soared to record levels as officials warned Monday of a public health menace from a toxic stew of particulates, fuelled by a massive sandstorm over northern swathes of the mainland, including Beijing. The Macau Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement that the local air quality … Continue reading "Very unhealthy and dangerous air quality for Macau today"

23 Mar, 2010

Macau-Zhuhai-Zhongshan launched join tourist promotion in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore

Macau, China, 18 Mar – Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) launched a joint promotion in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore last week to boost multi-destination itineraries covering Macau, Zhuhai and Zhongshan. In a first ever joint event in Southeast Asian markets a delegation of over 20 tourism officials and travel trade representatives from Macau, Zhongshan and … Continue reading "Macau-Zhuhai-Zhongshan launched join tourist promotion in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore"

18 Mar, 2010