Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) hosted this week in Wuhan and Changsha a Seminar to increase visitations to Macau from the neighboring regions and cities along the high-speed railway line between Beijing and Guangzhou accordant to a statement by the office.
Co-organized by MGTO and China International Travel Service (Macau) Ltd., “Macau Tourism Seminar” was held in Wuhan and Changsha on August 28 and 29 respectively.
During the seminars in Wuhan and Changsha, “MGTO promoted Macau tourism and high-speed rail tours to local trade partners, hoping to ride on the convenience of Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed rail line and enchant more visitors to Macau from the neighboring regions and cities along the rail route.” said the office.
MGTO along with 10 business representatives ranging from various hotels, travel agencies, travel exhibition companies and ferry operators in Macau will attended “China (Guangdong) International Tourism Industry Expo 2013”, that will be held from today to September 1 to promote Macau’s attractions.
The office will have a 90-square-meter booth under the theme “Touching Moments．Experience Macau” to present among other festivals and events the 25th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest and the 60th Macau Grand Prix.
Macau recorded 16.7 million visitor arrivals in the first seven months of the year, up 4.3 percent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.
Mainlanders, Hongkongers and Taiwanese accounted for 63.2 percent, 23.7 percent and 3.3 percent of all visitor arrivals respectively.
While mainland visitors rose 10.4 percent, those from Hong Kong and Taiwan dropped 3.8 percent and 10.5 percent respectively. Some 44.4 percent of all mainland visitors were from Guangdong. (macaunews)