SJM makes a splash in Hangzhou

The group’s three Lisboa resorts form the mainstay of a roadshow broadcasting the message that Macao is a safe destination for tourists.

February hotel guests hit 382,000

Mainland guests almost double at the city’s 120 hostelries, while the average occupancy rate is up by almost a quarter.

Macao records highest daily arrivals since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak

MGTO optimistic as mainlanders respond to promotion drive that highlights Macao’s attractions and stresses its health and safety.

Arrivals hit 427,122 in February

Bigger numbers helped by a massive influx of mainlanders who favour the Individual Visit Scheme.

New mainland visa regulations for Macao foreigners

Chinese-made vaccine is still a must, as is proof of stay for 28 days in Macao.

Beijing urged to open borders to Macao-based foreigners

Six CPPCC delegates point to the city’s track record fighting Covid-19, stressing that freeing up movement will boost trade and recovery.

Hengqin “single plate” quota to double this month

Driving permits increased to 10,000 from 15 March, while anyone aged over 18 may apply as officials dispense with red tape.

Hotel stays down by 58 per cent

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.

Melco & Galaxy bullish after positive Q4 results

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.

Mainland opens the door to foreign residents once more

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.

Taiwan back on the international travel map

Macao residents will be allowed to transit under strict supervision, while anyone planning a longer stay will face two weeks’ quarantine in official accommodation.

Guangzhou makes multi-billion dollar bid to become global transport hub

Massive investment in road, rail, air and sea links includes faster access to GBA neighbours Hong Kong and Macao.

Galaxy’s glitzy new wing slated to open Q3 or later

A luxury hotel, a concert hall and extensive exhibition space will add to Cotai’s attractions, and the company is already eyeing further development.

Quarantine lifted for mainland arrivals

Following poor visitor numbers in December and January, hopes have been raised that arrivals will quickly pick up again in the near future.

Macao’s visitor woes: just 17,960 a day in January

Arrivals are down by 80 per cent on last year, as mainlanders steer clear of Macao’s tourism offerings.

Macao-Jiuzhou ferry link to start in March 

The route will initially run 10 round-trips a day with each voyage taking about 30 minutes.

Weak visitor numbers cast a pall over Macao’s Golden Week

Macao sees just over 90,000 arrivals over seven days, down 65 per cent compared to last year’s numbers.

MGTO pins hopes on reigniting IVS e-visa scheme

Officials predict the switch back to digital would boost visitor numbers, while also planning to encourage longer stays.

MGTO harbour tours launching next month

The new tours will be aimed at locals and visitors, part of a campaign to attract tourists from GBA and tier-one mainland cities.

Gloomy outlook for Macao tourism

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.

Macao Grand Prix Museum to open in the first quarter of 2021

The Macao Government Tourism Office will strive to put the remodelled Macao Grand Prix Museum into trial operation in 2021’s first quarter.

Guangdong to speed up intercity rail development in the Greater Bay Area

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 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.

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.

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