Tourism

Curbing tourism would affect Macau’s image: MGTO chief

Any attempts to curb Macau’s visitor numbers would affect the city’s international tourism image, Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said Monday.

15 Jan, 2019

Group starts online vote on 8 scenic spots

The online global voting on Macau’s eight new scenic spots will start today, as the event’s organiser, the Chinese Cultural Exchange Association (CCEA), launched the voting website and social media platforms Monday.

15 Jan, 2019

Tourist arrivals rise 16 pct over New Year holiday

Macau recorded 528,369 tourist arrivals between last Saturday and New Year’s Day, according to immigration statistics released through the Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS) Wednesday.

3 Jan, 2019

Delta bridge opening raises visitor arrivals: govt

In the wake of the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) on October 24, Macau’s visitor arrivals rose by 15.3 percent year-on-year to 3.26 million last month, while month-to-month growth reached 3.6 percent

28 Dec, 2018

Macau government expects visitor numbers to reach 35 million in 2018

By the end of 2018, the number of visitors having walked the streets and shops of Macau will have increased by more than 7% over last year.

27 Dec, 2018

Govt axes Taipa ‘Ocean World’ land concession

The government Wednesday announced the annulment of the land concession of a long-undeveloped plot of land east of the entrance to the Governor Nobre de Carvalho Bridge at the northern coast of Taipa, which was initially slated for an “Ocean World” theme park project when its land concession was granted over two decades ago.

20 Dec, 2018

MGTO to launch ‘chatbots’ answering tourists’ enquiries

The Macau Government Tourism Office announced that it will install a number of robots that can answer people’s enquiries about tourism information – by listening to oral speech – in various locations in the city.

13 Dec, 2018

Grand Prix Museum revamp to cost 830 million patacas: tourism chief

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said in the legislature’s hemicycle Tuesday that the revised 830 million pataca budget – an increase of 176 percent from the initial budget – to revamp the Grand Prix Museum in Zape is due to the “most ideal” design of the project.

5 Dec, 2018

Secretary Tam backs criminalisation of illegal inns

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said in the legislature’s hemicycle Tuesday that he agrees with the view raised in civil society that illegal inns should be criminalised – by amending the law on the illegal provision of accommodation services.

5 Dec, 2018

Owner of THE 13 admits ‘significant’ doubt about future

Hong Kong-listed South Shore Holdings Limited, which owns THE 13 Hotel in Coloane, has admitted that “a material uncertainty exists that may cast significant doubt” on its “ability to continue as a going concern.”

29 Nov, 2018

IFT set to launch its 1st master’s degrees – culinary & hotel management

At the Institute for Tourism (IFT) Studies’ Open Day Sunday on the Mong Ha campus, IFT President Fanny Vong Chuk-kwan revealed the launch of the tertiary education institution’s first two master's degrees, one in hotel management and the other in culinary management.

26 Nov, 2018

Macau receives 28.9 million visitors from January to October

Macau received 28.9 million vivitors in the period from January to October, an increase of 8.4% year-on-year, according to the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau.

24 Nov, 2018

Asian black bear Bobo’s health is deteriorating

The health of the city’s Asian black bear Bobo who has been living in Flora Garden for over three decades is deteriorating, a statement from the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) said Monday, pointing out that the popular ursine is suffering from “old age illnesses”.

20 Nov, 2018

Govt mulls more night tourism events: tourism chief

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes attending Sunday’s Macau Forum as a guest speaker said that the government was studying the possibility of launching more night tourism events.

12 Nov, 2018

MGTO & travel trade promote Macau at CIIE

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said in a statement Tuesday that it has organised a delegation of Macau’s travel trade to this week’s 1st China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai

7 Nov, 2018

Hotel guests in Sept rise 6 pct to 1.1 million

Macau’s 116 hotels and guesthouses recorded 1.1 million guests in September, a 6 pct increase year on year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said.

1 Nov, 2018

Japanese visitors drop 19 pct

Macau’s number of Japanese visitor arrivals dropped by 19.1 percent year-on-year to 24,900 in September, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced this week.

26 Oct, 2018

Delta bridge operation has ‘smooth’ start: transport chief

The Pearl River Delta’s mammoth bridge inaugurated by President Xi Jinping on Tuesday had a “smooth” start Wednesday, Macau’s transport chief said.

25 Oct, 2018

Macau will benefit from delta bridge opening: MGTO chief

Macau’s top tourism official said Tuesday she was convinced that the city would benefit from the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB), which was officially opened by President Xi Jinping in Zhuhai.

24 Oct, 2018

Macau passport holders granted visa-free access to Myanmar

Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) passport holders have been granted visa-free access to Myanmar, the Identification Service Bureau said in a statement Wednesday.

11 Oct, 2018