Tourism

Visitors rise 15.9 pct to 3.4 million in April

Macau’s number of visitor arrivals rose by 15.9 percent year-on-year to 3.4 million last month, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Thursday.

24 May, 2019

Marketing expert suggests ‘art tourism’ to diversify

Macau has a lot of non-gaming entertainment offerings but compared with Las Vegas the city is still catching up in terms of diversification, Macau International Cultural and Sports Industries Association President Patricia Cheong Sai said.

22 May, 2019

MGTO hopes to complete report on tourist tax survey by year-end

According to Senna Fernandes, the objective of the survey is to “broadly listen” to local people’s views on the feasibility of implementing the tourist tax.

22 May, 2019

Govt launches online survey on tourist tax

The Macau Government Tourism Office launched an online survey yesterday to collect opinions from residents on the possible implementation of a tourist tax – an “entry fee” to be paid by tourists. 

21 May, 2019

Sands vows to open Londoner as early as next year

The US$2.2 billion The Londoner Macao in Cotai set to open progressively from 2020 to 2021 was an indication of the company’s level of confidence in its commitment to Macau.

9 May, 2019

Govt to raise MSAR travel document fees

The government will raise the fees for obtaining a Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) passport and a MSAR travel permit to 430 patacas and 360 patacas respectively.

7 May, 2019

May Day holiday visitors rise 37 pct: MGTO

Macau recorded 636,644 visitor arrivals during the mainland’s May Day “Golden Week” from Wednesday to Saturday last week.

6 May, 2019

7th int’l travel industry expo ends

A total of 452 tourism-related entities from 53 countries and regions participated in the annual fair, which kicked off on Friday.

29 Apr, 2019

Over 10 million visitors in Q3, up 21 pct

Macau recorded 10.36 million visitor arrivals in the first quarter of the year, a year-on-year increase of 21.2 percent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Tuesday.

24 Apr, 2019

Easter visitor arrivals rise 39.3 pct: police

The Public Security Police (PSP) announced in a statement that they recorded 556,193 visitor arrivals during the four-day Easter holiday period from Good Friday to Easter Monday, a 39.3 percent increase compared to the corresponding period last year.

24 Apr, 2019

2019 Travel Expo to serve as ‘dual platform’ for partnership opportunities

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes saidthat this year’s Travel Expo would highlight Macau’s unique position and functions in the central government’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) development.

10 Apr, 2019

Ching Ming visitor arrivals rise 23.6 pct: police

The Public Security Police (PSP) announced in a statement Monday that they recorded 425,258 visitor arrivals during the three-day holiday period of the Ching Ming Festival from Friday to Sunday, a 23.6 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

9 Apr, 2019

Hualien plans to launch direct Macau flights to boost tourism

Hualien County Government Tourism Department Director Tang Yu-Shu said wednesday the eastern Taiwanese county planned to launch regular direct flights between Hualien and Macau before the end of August with the aim of increasing the number of tourists from Macau by 20 percent.

4 Apr, 2019

Hotel guests rise 5.3 pct in Jan-Feb

Macau’s 117 hotels and guesthouses recorded 2.33 million guests in the first two months of the year, an increase of 5.3 percent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.

1 Apr, 2019

Delta mega-bridge among “New 8 scenic spots”

Penha Hill, Two Lakes and One Tower, Largo do Senado (Senate Square), Long Chao Kok, Coloane Fishing Village, Travessa da Paixao, Rua da Felicidade, and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge got the most votes in an online ballot for “Macau New Eight Scenic Spots”, a campaign organised by the Chinese Cultural Exchange Association (CCEA).

1 Apr, 2019

Two Macau restaurants among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

Odette in Singapore has taken top honours, succeeding four-time winner Gaggan in the No.1 spot. Serving Asian-inspired modern French cuisine, chef Julien Royer's Odette claims the coveted titles of The Best Restaurant in Asia, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, and The Best Restaurant in Singapore in a ceremony held Tuesday in Macao.

27 Mar, 2019

Visitors’ non-gaming spending rises 13.6 pct in 2018

Visitors’ non-gaming spending rose by 13.6 percent to 69.7 billion patacas (US$ 8.7 billion) last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.

25 Feb, 2019

SJM vows completion of Karl Lagerfeld Hotel in Cotai

Gaming operator SJM said in a statement Wednesday that it was saddened by the news of the passing away of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, saying that the Karl Lagerfeld Hotel at its under-construction Grand Lisboa Palace in Cotai will be a legacy to the couturier’s creative genius.

21 Feb, 2019

Record 1.2 million visit during CNY

A total of 1.21 million Chinese New Year (CNY) visitor arrivals passed through Macau’s seven border checkpoints between Chinese New Year’s Eve last Monday and Sunday.

12 Feb, 2019

Over 1 million CNY visitors in 6 days: MGTO

Macau recorded 1.048 million Chinese New Year (CNY) visitor arrivals between Monday and Saturday last week, an increase of 27.4 percent compared with last year’s CNY holiday period.

11 Feb, 2019