Tourism

Macau skyline’s ‘visual impact’ ranks 20th globally

Macau, China, 30 Dec – Macau’s skyline was ranked 20th in a list of 100 cities all over the world that was released by Emporis, a Frankfurt-based global provider of building-related information, this week, The Macau Post Daily reports today. According to the listing, Macau has 564 high-rise buildings, with a total of 5,211 points. … Continue reading "Macau skyline’s ‘visual impact’ ranks 20th globally"

30 Dec, 2011

Macau celebrates 12th anniversary of the Special Administrative Region

Macau, China, 21 Dec – Macau celebrates Tuesday the 12th anniversary of the Special Administrative Region with a  Latin City parade through Macau organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau. The parade with artists and groups from the Latin world, along with a number local talents, started at the  Ruins of St. Paul’s and cross the … Continue reading "Macau celebrates 12th anniversary of the Special Administrative Region"

21 Dec, 2011

Macau publish room rate on permanent basis for visitors

Macau, China, 16 Dec – Rates of different hotels and guesthouses room categories are published on official website on a permanent basis as a reference for residents and visitors ,Macau Government Tourist Office ( MGTO ) announced . Starting from Dec.15, MGTO published the room rates submitted by the hotel industry, so as to increase … Continue reading "Macau publish room rate on permanent basis for visitors"

16 Dec, 2011

Macau remains mainland-bound Taiwan travellers’ transit hub

Macau, China, 14 Dec – About 900,000 Taiwanese travelled to the mainland through Macau last year, Wang Chun-bao, director of the Taiwan Visitors Association, said Tuesday, despite the 2008 launch of direct cross-strait flights. Wang, who was in town to present Taiwanese delicacies as a tourist attraction for the island, told The Macau Post Daily … Continue reading "Macau remains mainland-bound Taiwan travellers’ transit hub"

14 Dec, 2011

23 million visit Macau in Jan-Oct

Macau, China, 24 Nov – Macau recorded 23 million visitor arrivals in the first 10 months of this year, an increase of 11.4 percent from the same period of last year, according to official statistics. In October, the number of visitor arrivals rose 13.6 percent year-on-year to 2.37 million. Same-day visitors accounted for 56.1 percent … Continue reading "23 million visit Macau in Jan-Oct"

24 Nov, 2011

Hotel guests rise 19 pct to over 700,000 in Sept

Macau, China, 16 Nov – Macau’s hospitality industry recorded 701,708 guests in September, an increase of 19.1 percent from the same month of last year, The Macau Post Daily reports today, citing official statistics. However, the number of hotel and boarding house guests dropped 13.2 percent from the previous month that logged a record 809,120 … Continue reading "Hotel guests rise 19 pct to over 700,000 in Sept"

16 Nov, 2011

Macau government urges residents to suspend trips to Bangkok

Macau, China, 27 Oct -The government’s Tourism Crisis Management Office (GGCT) is urging residents to suspend any trips to Thailand due to the severe flooding which forced Bangkok ’s domestic airport, Don Muang, to shut down on Tuesday. About one third of Thailand is affected by the catastrophe. “Due to the floods in Bangkok and … Continue reading "Macau government urges residents to suspend trips to Bangkok"

27 Oct, 2011

Hotels log record 809,120 guests in August

Macau, China, 17 Oct – Macau’s 63 hotels and 31 guesthouses welcomed 809,120 guests in August, the highest monthly figure on record, according to official statistics quoted by The Macau Post Daily today. The previous record stood at 795,827 in July. August’s number of guests rose 16.3 percent year-on-year. The number of hotel guests in … Continue reading "Hotels log record 809,120 guests in August"

17 Oct, 2011

Hotel industry’s revenue grows 29 pct in 2010

Macau, China, 12 Oct – The hotel sector’s total revenue rose 29.2 percent year-on-year to 14.24 billion patacas last year, The Macau Post Daily reports today, quoting official statistics released Tuesday. The gaming industry’s gross revenue amounted to 188.3 billion patacas last year. The hotel industry’s revenue from room sales amounted to 6.53 billion patacas … Continue reading "Hotel industry’s revenue grows 29 pct in 2010"

12 Oct, 2011

Nearly 776,000 ‘Golden Week’ tourists visit Macau

Macau, China, 10 Oct – Nearly 776,000 National Day “Golden Week” tourists visited Macau between October 1 and Friday, The Macau Post Daily reports today, citing figures released by the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO). According to an MGTO statement, the number of National Day “Golden Week” visitor arrivals rose 13.3 percent year-on-year. Visitors from … Continue reading "Nearly 776,000 ‘Golden Week’ tourists visit Macau"

10 Oct, 2011

China wins pyrotechnic contest on National Day

Macau, China, 4 Oct – Mainland China’s Panda Fireworks Group won the 23rd Macau International Fireworks Display Contest on Sunday, coinciding with National Day. According to a statement by the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO), the winner won a cash prize of US$8,000 (64,000 patacas). Tamaya Kitahara Fireworks from Japan finished in second and Brezac … Continue reading "China wins pyrotechnic contest on National Day"

4 Oct, 2011

August logs record 2.69 million visitors

Macau, China, 26 Sept – Macau logged a record 2.69 million visitor arrivals in August, an increase of 14.4 percent on the same month last year, The Macau Post Daily reports today, citing official statistics. The previous record stood at 2.55 million in July. The daily average of visitor arrivals stood at 87,032 in August. … Continue reading "August logs record 2.69 million visitors"

26 Sep, 2011

Macau’s travel agencies’ receipts rise 33 pct in 2010

Macau, China, 21 Sep – Macau’s travel agencies generated total receipts of 4.74 billion patacas last year, up 33 percent year-on-year, according to official statistics. Just 51.9 million patacas of the receipts – or one percent of the total – came from online business. A Macau Statistics and Census Service statement attributed the strong revenue … Continue reading "Macau’s travel agencies’ receipts rise 33 pct in 2010"

21 Sep, 2011

Pacific Asia Travel Association urges Macau to ‘go after India’

Macau, China, 19 Sept – Macau should place its bets on the Indian market, improve transport infrastructure and service quality, as well as create more offers for families, to become a global tourism and entertainment centre, head of the team of experts of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Andrew Drysdale, suggested. A group of … Continue reading "Pacific Asia Travel Association urges Macau to ‘go after India’"

19 Sep, 2011

Investigation launched as Macao Dragon Company ferry abruptly ceases operation

Macau, China, 16 Sept – Budget ferry operator Macao Dragon Company sold at least 150,000 tickets through two group-buying websites before suddenly filing for liquidation. According to the China Daily, the company’s liquidator, Lai Kar-yan, of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, said Macao Dragon will be investigated to ensure no fraud was committed before the company filed … Continue reading "Investigation launched as Macao Dragon Company ferry abruptly ceases operation"

16 Sep, 2011

Macao Dragon ferry goes bust after just 14 months of service

Macau, China, 15 Sept – Macao Dragon Company Limited, which operates ferry services between Hong Kong and Macau, announced Wednesday that it has filed for bankruptcy in Hong Kong and is ceasing operations today, The Macau Post Daily reports. According to a statement  from the company, it is no longer able to run its service … Continue reading "Macao Dragon ferry goes bust after just 14 months of service"

15 Sep, 2011

Hotel guests rise 21 pct in July – new record

Macau, China, 15 Sept – Macau’s 94 hotels and guesthouses received 795,827 guests in July, hitting a new all-time record, according to official tourism statistics cited by The Macau Post Daily today. The previous record stood at 727,512 in December last year. July’s number of hotel guests was up 21.5 percent year-on-year. Month-to-month, the figure … Continue reading "Hotel guests rise 21 pct in July – new record"

15 Sep, 2011

Visitors’ non-gambling expenditure up 15 pct in Q2

Macau, China, 22 Aug – Visitors’ spending – excluding gambling expenses – reached 10.1 billion patacas in the second quarter of this year, an increase of 15 percent over the same period of last year, The Macau Post Daily reports today, citing data released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) last week. Visitors’ non-gambling … Continue reading "Visitors’ non-gambling expenditure up 15 pct in Q2"

22 Aug, 2011

Hotels log nearly 4 million guests in 1st half

Macau, China, 16 Aug – Macau’s hospitality industry logged a record 3,988,791 guests in the first half of this year, an increase of five percent over the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Monday. Hotels’ average occupancy rate in the first six months stood at 82 percent, up 3.3 … Continue reading "Hotels log nearly 4 million guests in 1st half"

16 Aug, 2011

Shun Tak buys First Ferry ( Macau )

<Macau, China, 12 Aug – Shun Tak-China Travel Shipping Investments said in a statement Thursday that it has entered into a sales and purchase agreement with New World First Holdings, to acquire all shareholdings in New World First Ferry Services ( Macau ), The Macau Post Daily reports today. The transaction includes acquisition of vessels … Continue reading "Shun Tak buys First Ferry ( Macau )"

12 Aug, 2011