2019 Travel Expo to serve as ‘dual platform’ for partnership opportunities

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes saidthat this year’s Travel Expo would highlight Macau’s unique position and functions in the central government’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) development.

10 Apr, 2019

Ching Ming visitor arrivals rise 23.6 pct: police

The Public Security Police (PSP) announced in a statement Monday that they recorded 425,258 visitor arrivals during the three-day holiday period of the Ching Ming Festival from Friday to Sunday, a 23.6 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

9 Apr, 2019

Hualien plans to launch direct Macau flights to boost tourism

Hualien County Government Tourism Department Director Tang Yu-Shu said wednesday the eastern Taiwanese county planned to launch regular direct flights between Hualien and Macau before the end of August with the aim of increasing the number of tourists from Macau by 20 percent.

4 Apr, 2019

Hotel guests rise 5.3 pct in Jan-Feb

Macau’s 117 hotels and guesthouses recorded 2.33 million guests in the first two months of the year, an increase of 5.3 percent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.

1 Apr, 2019

Delta mega-bridge among “New 8 scenic spots”

Penha Hill, Two Lakes and One Tower, Largo do Senado (Senate Square), Long Chao Kok, Coloane Fishing Village, Travessa da Paixao, Rua da Felicidade, and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge got the most votes in an online ballot for “Macau New Eight Scenic Spots”, a campaign organised by the Chinese Cultural Exchange Association (CCEA).

1 Apr, 2019

Two Macau restaurants among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

Odette in Singapore has taken top honours, succeeding four-time winner Gaggan in the No.1 spot. Serving Asian-inspired modern French cuisine, chef Julien Royer's Odette claims the coveted titles of The Best Restaurant in Asia, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, and The Best Restaurant in Singapore in a ceremony held Tuesday in Macao.

27 Mar, 2019

Visitors’ non-gaming spending rises 13.6 pct in 2018

Visitors’ non-gaming spending rose by 13.6 percent to 69.7 billion patacas (US$ 8.7 billion) last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.

25 Feb, 2019

SJM vows completion of Karl Lagerfeld Hotel in Cotai

Gaming operator SJM said in a statement Wednesday that it was saddened by the news of the passing away of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, saying that the Karl Lagerfeld Hotel at its under-construction Grand Lisboa Palace in Cotai will be a legacy to the couturier’s creative genius.

21 Feb, 2019

Record 1.2 million visit during CNY

A total of 1.21 million Chinese New Year (CNY) visitor arrivals passed through Macau’s seven border checkpoints between Chinese New Year’s Eve last Monday and Sunday.

12 Feb, 2019

Over 1 million CNY visitors in 6 days: MGTO

Macau recorded 1.048 million Chinese New Year (CNY) visitor arrivals between Monday and Saturday last week, an increase of 27.4 percent compared with last year’s CNY holiday period.

11 Feb, 2019

Listed buildings can become hotels: bill

The Executive Council has announced that the government has drafted a bill regulating the city’s hotel sector, which proposes that hotels will be allowed in heritage-protected buildings.

4 Feb, 2019

Hotels report record 14.1 million guests in 2018

Macau’s 116 hotels and guesthouses reported a record 14.1 million guests last year, up by 7.2 percent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Wednesday.

31 Jan, 2019

Aviation regulator approves 198 additional CNY flights

The Macau Civil Aviation Authority (AACM) said yesterday that it has approved 198 extra and charter flights due to the Chinese New Year holiday period’s increased demand.

30 Jan, 2019

Record 35.8 million visit Macau last year

Macau hosted a record 35.8 million visitor arrivals last year, a year-on-year increase of 9.8 percent, the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) announced Wednesday citing official figures released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) on the same day.

24 Jan, 2019

Govt open to discuss tourist entry fee, wants ‘better tourists’: Tam

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said the government was open to discussing lawmaker Agnes Lam Iok Fong’s recent proposal to charge tourists an entry fee in an attempt to control the number of visitor arrivals.

22 Jan, 2019

Tourism chief welcomes competition among airlines

Macau’s top tourism official welcomed competition among airlines using the local airport, saying that it was “always advantageous to have more competition” as it would raise service quality.

18 Jan, 2019

Mainlander dies after brawl in illegal inn: police

A 47-year-old male mainlander died Tuesday after an argument which deteriorated into a brawl with two compatriots in a residential unit used as an illegal inn in Taipa, the Judiciary Police (PJ) said in a statement Tuesday.

16 Jan, 2019

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