Tourism

Macao receives four PATA Awards

Macao has received a record of four Grand and Gold Awards for its achievements in different areas of the tourism industry, announced at the virtual 2020 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards presentation award presentation ceremony on Thursday.

25 Sep, 2020

Only 47% of mainland Chinese travellers willing to get tested for a Macao trip

Only 47% of mainland Chinese individual travellers that want to visit Macao are willing to receive tests for the trip, according to American broker BofA Securities' August survey.

24 Sep, 2020

MGTO chief gets 1 more year

Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes will remain at the helm of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) for one more year.

24 Sep, 2020

August sees 206.9% rise in visitor arrivals

Macao’s visitor arrivals rose 206.9% month-to-month but fell 93.7% year-on-year to 227,113 in August, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Monday.

22 Sep, 2020

Macao wants to strengthen cooperation with Fujian and Jiangxi

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng during a meeting with Fujian Governor Wang Ning suggested three approaches for future cooperation between Macao and Fujian

19 Sep, 2020

Macau Legend Development halts trading 

Macau Legend Development Limited's stocks trading has been halted from 14 September onwards.

14 Sep, 2020

Macau Cathedral to close in October for renovation

Macao's Catholic Cathedral will close next month for about nine months for renovation.

6 Sep, 2020

Xian Xinghai museum in China’s list on monuments dedicated to the victory against Japan

The Xian Xinghai Memorial Museum in Macao has been added to the list of Chinese monuments and sites dedicated to the victory against Japan in World War II.

4 Sep, 2020

Macao to launch promotion campaign to attract mainland Chinese visitors

The Macao government is launching a promotional campaign to attract more mainland visitors to the city from 1 September onwards.

30 Aug, 2020

Macao residents account for 53% of Macao hotel guests in July

Local residents accounted for 53 per cent of Macao hotels' guests last month.

29 Aug, 2020

Government sets 2nd round lucky draw for chopper ride hopefuls

Residents who had signed up for the helicopter ride experience but didn’t get picked in the lucky draw will get another chance on Tuesday as the government is adding 1,008 places for the ride next month.

21 Aug, 2020

Visitors rise 228% M-o-M but fall 97.3% Y-o-Y in July

Macao’s number of visitor arrivals in July rose 228.1% month-on-month but fell 97.3% year-on-year to 74,006.

21 Aug, 2020

Government declines to predict Golden Week visitor numbers

The immigration authorities of Macao and Zhuhai declined to estimate the number of visitor arrivals through the new Hengqin Port during the upcoming Chinese National Day holiday in the first week of October, commonly known as Golden Week.

20 Aug, 2020

Government to build 19,000-square-metre park in centre of Taipa

The Institute for Municipal Affairs announced plans to use four un-utilised land in Taipa to build a park with tires.

15 Aug, 2020

Macao International Music Festival with different format and no foreign artists

The 34th Macao International Music Festival without overseas performing groups due to COVID-19.

13 Aug, 2020

Mainland provinces receive greenlight to issue non-tourism visas to Macao

All mainland provinces will resume issuing non-tourism visas for travelling to Macao, according to a report by Macao Daily News. However, group tour visas and the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS), by which most mainland travellers are able to visit the SAR, remain suspended.

3 Aug, 2020

Government aims to expand local tours to Hengqin by month-end

The local government hopes to launch Macao tour group itineraries involving Hengqin by the end of August, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture said during Sunday's Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary meeting.

3 Aug, 2020

Gaming receipts fall 94.5% in July

Macau's gross gaming revenue fell 94.5% year-on-year to MOP 1.344 billion (US$168 million) in July.

1 Aug, 2020

Macao tourism chief forecasts international travel only to return mid-2021

Macao's top tourism official says that Macao's international visitor arrivals will probably only return in the second half of next year.

30 Jul, 2020

Hotel guests fall 73% in H1 due to COVID-19

Macao's hotel guests dropped by 73.5% year-on-year to 1.83 million in the first half of this year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said in a statement today. 

29 Jul, 2020