MOP 118 million will be used to subsidise group tours from mainland China, Taiwan and further afield; MGTO targeting younger visitors with online promotions.
Tourism officials aiming for 40 million annual visitors again, as tour groups from mainland China head back into Macao for first time in three years.
Event attracted large crowds and may become permanent fixture on Macao’s CNY calendar, says Cultural Affairs Bureau President Leong Wai Man.
Finance Secretary Lei Wai Nong says new measure will boost Macao’s economy; tourism chief says city has capacity to welcome even more tourists.
City’s 123 hotels share just over 5 million guests, mostly from mainland China; occupancy rates drop below 40%.
Officials record more than 76,000 passengers and 620 flights during holiday week; Air Asia, China Southern and other regional airlines to resume operations soon.
Museum launches discount ticket scheme with hotels and travel agencies today to boost tourism sector’s diverse offerings.
City records highest number of visitors since start of pandemic in 2020; last fireworks display takes place this coming Sunday, float exhibition runs till 12 February.