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

2,309 eateries generate 11.2 billion patacas in 2017

Macau’s 2,309 eateries generated 11.2 billion patacas in receipts last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced.

10 Oct, 2018

Macau becoming ‘preferred destination’: Pansy Ho

Macau has developed itself with the “right infrastructure” and is becoming a “preferred destination” for visitors, Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) Secretary-General and Vice Chairwoman Pansy Ho Chiu King said during a GTEF press conference at MGM Cotai Monday .

9 Oct, 2018

China team won the Macao International Fireworks Contest

Liuyang New Year Fireworks Trading Co., Ltd from China won the 29th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest held in Macau in September and October.

2 Oct, 2018

More than 23 million visited Macau between January and August

In the first eight months of the year, 23,251,990 visitors came in, or 8.9%, compared to the same period of 2017, according to information from the  Macau Statistics and Census Service.

25 Sep, 2018

Hotel receipts top 32 billion patacas last year

Macau’s 79 hotels and 34 guesthouses recorded receipts of 32.59 billion patacas last year, a year-on-year increase of 14.7 percent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Tuesday.

19 Sep, 2018

Macau serves as important ‘vehicle’ for China-Japan-S Korea bonds

Delivering a speech during the 10th China-Japan-South Korea Cultural Ministers’ Meeting in Harbin, the capital of the north-eastern province of Heilongjiang, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said Thursday that Macau is serving as an important place for people-to-people bonds and cultural exchanges between the three East Asian countries

31 Aug, 2018

Macau hotel guests rise 6.8 pct to 8 million in Jan-July

Macau’s hotel sector recorded 8.09 million guests in the first seven months of the year, a year-on-year growth of 6.8 percent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Thursday.

31 Aug, 2018

Guangzhou-Shenzhen-HK link opening also good for Macau: tourism chief

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said Sunday that next month’s opening of the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link will also benefit the development of Macau.

27 Aug, 2018