The group’s three Lisboa resorts form the mainstay of a roadshow broadcasting the message that Macao is a safe destination for tourists.
Mainland guests almost double at the city’s 120 hostelries, while the average occupancy rate is up by almost a quarter.
MGTO optimistic as mainlanders respond to promotion drive that highlights Macao’s attractions and stresses its health and safety.
Bigger numbers helped by a massive influx of mainlanders who favour the Individual Visit Scheme.
Chinese-made vaccine is still a must, as is proof of stay for 28 days in Macao.
Six CPPCC delegates point to the city’s track record fighting Covid-19, stressing that freeing up movement will boost trade and recovery.
Driving permits increased to 10,000 from 15 March, while anyone aged over 18 may apply as officials dispense with red tape.
Staycations provide little aid to Macao’s 120 embattled hotels and guesthouses, as mainland visitors stay away and inbound tours grind to a halt in January.
Bosses applaud the end of China quarantine, vaccine roll-out and balance sheet uptick, and look forward to even better results in March and May Golden Week.
Foreign residents living in Macao may apply for online visas for the first time in a year, with priority given to business and trade visitors.
Macao residents will be allowed to transit under strict supervision, while anyone planning a longer stay will face two weeks’ quarantine in official accommodation.
Massive investment in road, rail, air and sea links includes faster access to GBA neighbours Hong Kong and Macao.
A luxury hotel, a concert hall and extensive exhibition space will add to Cotai’s attractions, and the company is already eyeing further development.
Following poor visitor numbers in December and January, hopes have been raised that arrivals will quickly pick up again in the near future.
Arrivals are down by 80 per cent on last year, as mainlanders steer clear of Macao’s tourism offerings.
The route will initially run 10 round-trips a day with each voyage taking about 30 minutes.
Macao sees just over 90,000 arrivals over seven days, down 65 per cent compared to last year’s numbers.
Officials predict the switch back to digital would boost visitor numbers, while also planning to encourage longer stays.
The new tours will be aimed at locals and visitors, part of a campaign to attract tourists from GBA and tier-one mainland cities.
Arrivals over five days 70 per cent less than 2020.
Macao’s tourism industry is facing stark times ahead, with some hotels coping with single-digit occupancy and little sign of substantial numbers of visitors returning in the near future.
The Macao Government Tourism Office will strive to put the remodelled Macao Grand Prix Museum into trial operation in 2021’s first quarter.
Guangdong province, in South China, will accelerate the development of the intercity railway network in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to help boost the local economy.
Macao recorded an average of 21,242 visitor arrivals per day from 3 December to 3 January, with New Year’s Eve setting the highest daily record over the past eleven months.