Tourism

Macao visitor numbers

Macao records highest daily visitor arrivals in 11 months on New Year’s Eve

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.

6 Jan, 2021

Taiwan bans all transit airline passengers

Taiwan decided to ban from January 1st  all foreign arrivals, including the transfer or transit of airline passengers, the government announced Wednesday.

31 Dec, 2020

Hotel occupancy rate reaches 70% over Christmas

During the Christmas holiday period from December 23 to 27, Macao’s hotel occupancy rate reached 70% with an average of 24,000 visitors per day

30 Dec, 2020

Macao’s hotel guest numbers rose 8% last month

Macao’s 120 hotels and guesthouses recorded 473,000 guests last month, a month-on-month growth of 8%, but a year-on-year decline of 59.3%.

30 Dec, 2020

Paulaner beerhouse set for soft opening next Sunday

The soft opening in Taipa Village of a beerhouse from Munich’s world-famous Paulaner Brewery is set for 27 December.

20 Dec, 2020

MGM launches community outreach tourism e-learning series with MGTO

MGM, Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and the Oral History Association of Macao jointly launched the “Community Outreach eLearning Programme – Introductory Series of Macao History & Culture”.

18 Dec, 2020

The Londoner Macao

Sands eyes opening The Londoner Macao around Chinese New Year

The “reimagined” Sands Cotai Central, “The Londoner Macao”, will open progressively throughout next year starting in the first quarter, with the “official ceremony” set in early February.

16 Dec, 2020

Liaison Office takes Macao’s English- and Portuguese-language media to GBA

Yin Rutao of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR) told journalists from Macao’s English- and Portuguese-language media last week he wishes that Macao, the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and the whole nation, as well as Portugal, will succeed in their COVID-19 prevention and control measures and achieve an economic recovery as soon as possible.

14 Dec, 2020

Artyzen Grand Lapa Macau

Grand Lapa to be renamed Artyzen Grand Lapa Macau

Grand Lapa Macau hotel, formerly the Mandarin Oriental, will be rebranded “Artyzen Grand Lapa Macau” on 1 January.

10 Dec, 2020

Macao countdown 2020

Cancelling Macao countdown event won’t have big impact on tourism

MGTO Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said, “It will have some impact but nothing overly significant.”

10 Dec, 2020

Macao cancels countdown event this year

The Cultural Affairs Bureau announced Monday the cancellation of the “2020 Macao Countdown Event” in order to give priority to public health in the city.

8 Dec, 2020

Macao expects more tourists between Christmas & CNY

Christmas and the Chinese New Year (CNY) are the peak holiday seasons in Macao, therefore the city can expect more visitors from the mainland during that time, Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong told reporters on Wednesday.

3 Dec, 2020

Macao’s hotels register 57,000 staycation guests in October 

Macao's 120 hotels and guesthouses recorded 57,000 staycation guests in October, a year-on-year increase of 13.6%.

1 Dec, 2020

Global Tourism Economy Forum aims to offer insights into post-COVID-19 recovery

The annual Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) taking place online on 9 December aims to offer insights to help set new agendas for a swift recovery, in particular of the world’s hard-hit tourism industry.

1 Dec, 2020

Tourism and sports important components for Macao  

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong said that "tourism+sports" was a new way to cater for the needs of the urban middle class. 

28 Nov, 2020

Grand Lisboa eyes 50% occupancy rate next month

Grand Lisboa’s occupancy rate could reach about 50 per cent next month, its manager, Henry Kong Fuk Leung, said on Thursday.

27 Nov, 2020

8th Macao International Travel (Industry) Expo draws over 22,000 attendees

The 8th Macao International Travel (Industry) Expo (MITE), which ended on Sunday, attracted 22,921 attendees.

10 Nov, 2020

Food-fest and more events planned

Until 25 October a daily average of 21,000 visitors entered Macao from the mainland, adding that at its peak 25,000 visitors entered Macao from the mainland in one day.

5 Nov, 2020

Government expects casinos to earn US$16.25 billion in 2021

The Macao government expects the local casino industry to generate MOP 130 billion (US$16.25 billion) in gross gaming revenue next year.

31 Oct, 2020

Hotel guests fall 81% in Sept, occupancy rate dips to 16.7%

Some 212,000 guests checked into Macao’s 177 hotels and guesthouses in September, a year-on-year drop of 81%.

30 Oct, 2020