MGTO launches subsidised Macao tours for locals to help virus-hit travel industry

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) announced on Tuesday that a subsidised programme for local residents joining tour groups organised by local travel agencies to travel around the city will run from next Monday until September 30.

17 Jun, 2020

Tours for Macao residents

MGTO has launched a programme for local residents to join tour groups organised by local travel agencies to travel around the city to help the local tourism industry that's been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

16 Jun, 2020

teamLab creates ‘SuperNature’ experience for Macao audience

The immersive and interactive digital art experience as a result of connecting science, art and nature by Japanese collective teamLab has mesmerised people around the world, and its “SuperNature” installation in Macao is set to give locals a journey of exploration in a labyrinth of colours, light, nature and technology.

15 Jun, 2020

UNESCO internship application extended to June 22

The annual internship application period for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has been extended to June 22.

4 Jun, 2020

Hotel guests drop 90.6% in April

Macao’s 110 hotels and guesthouses recorded 107,000 guests in April, a year-on-year decline of 90.6%.

29 May, 2020

Sands China to invest MOP 17.5 billion in 2020 and 2021

Sands China will maintain its plans for the near future and promises to invest MOP 17.5 billion (US$2.2 billion) between this year and the next.

22 May, 2020

Visitor arrivals drop 99.7% in April

Macau's number of visitor arrivals dropped 99.7% year-on-year to 11,041 last month, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced today. 

21 May, 2020

Tourism industry must prepare to welcome visitors again

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U, during a meeting of the Tourism Development Committee (CDT), encouraged local tourism industry operators to prepare for welcoming visitors again in the future.

20 May, 2020

MGTO plans free half-day tours for overnight visitors

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) plans to provide free half-day tours for overnight visitors after COVID-19 visitor entry curbs have been eased.

20 May, 2020

Thai government extended the ban on passenger flights until June 30

The newspaper Bangkok Post said Saturday that the Thai government "has extended its ban on passenger flights for another month to June 30".

17 May, 2020

Macau halts consideration for tourist tax imposition

The Macau government decided to bring an end to its consideration of the possibility of tourist tax imposition, according to a Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) statement today.

7 May, 2020

MGTO cancels Macao International Fireworks Display Contest this year due to pandemic

The 31st Macao International Fireworks Display Contest, originally slated to be held this September and October, has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

6 May, 2020

Hotel guests drop 79.7% in March

Macau's number of guests of hotel and guesthouses dropped 79.7% year-on-year to 240,000 in March.

30 Apr, 2020

Visitors fall 93.7% in March, down 68.9% in Q1

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Macau's number of visitor arrivals fell 93.7% year-on-year to 212,311 last month.

29 Apr, 2020

Taipa Ferry Terminal to become Macau airport auxiliary passenger terminal

At least four airlines are planned to use the modified Taipa Ferry Terminal (TFT) on becoming an auxiliary passenger terminal for the Macau International Airport (MIA).

24 Apr, 2020

Ho to consider re-opening borders for mainland tourists

Depending on the COVID-19 epidemic situation, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng would consider gradually opening Macau's borders again to tourists from the Chinese mainland from the end of this month.

20 Apr, 2020

Airport operator ‘hit hard’ by COVID-19

Macau’s airport operator CAM said in a statement on Monday that it was “hit hard” by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first quarter of the year, admitting that its profitability prospects for this year are uncertain.

31 Mar, 2020

Hotel guests fall 85% in February

Macau's 115 hotels and guesthouses welcomed 157,000 guests last month, a year-on-year decline of 85.4%.

30 Mar, 2020

Visitor arrivals plunge 95% over COVID-19 crisis

Macau's number of visitor arrivals plunged 95.6 per cent year-on-year to 156,394 last month, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced today. 

20 Mar, 2020

Government to offer locals returning home via HK transport to Macau

from Tuesday to next Sunday, the Macau government will offer Macau residents who arrive at Hong Kong’s airport from Europe transport to Macau.

16 Mar, 2020