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Hotels log 1.9 million guests in first quarter

Macau, China, 16 May – Macau’s hospitality industry recorded 1.92 million guests in the first quarter, up 1.9 percent on the same period of last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced. Hotels’ average guestroom occupancy rate stood at 81 percent in the first three month, up 1.9 percent year-on-year. Hotel guests accounted … Continue reading "Hotels log 1.9 million guests in first quarter"

16 May, 2011

Govt to pay out extra cash handout from Aug/Sept

Macau, CHina, 13 May – Secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam Pak Yuen said Thursday that the government would start paying out its one-off extra “cash handout” from August or September. Tam made the remark after a meeting of the government’s Non-resident Workers Employment Concern Commission, which comes under the Social Affairs Co-ordination Standing … Continue reading "Govt to pay out extra cash handout from Aug/Sept"

13 May, 2011

Macau govt launches ‘arts administration’ course

Macau, China, 12 May – A “Certificate in Arts Administration” programme, which will be subsidised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) and provided by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT), will cover six course segments, namely arts administration and management, cultural economics, museum studies, “appreciation of Chinese and Western art”, exhibition and event management and … Continue reading "Macau govt launches ‘arts administration’ course"

12 May, 2011

Macau´s population density hits world-record 18,875 per sq km

Macau, China, 11 May – Macau’s population density hit 18,875 inhabitants per square kilometre at the end of March, according to figures released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) this week.   Macau’s population density is understood to be the highest in the world, ahead of Monaco with 15,270 inhabitants per square kilometre. Hong … Continue reading "Macau´s population density hits world-record 18,875 per sq km"

11 May, 2011

Macau private teachers demand more pay

They formed just part of Macau’s May Day protest. Other marchers included construction workers upset at the hiring of illegal workers because of the property boom. Around 2,000 protesters took part in what has become an annual show of social discontent in the past few years. The protest  marked the first time teachers took part … Continue reading "Macau private teachers demand more pay"

3 May, 2011

Macau Committee mulls severe weather insurance

Macau, China, 6 May -The Standing Committee for the Co-ordination of Social Affairs (CPCS) in Macau will be discussing with the Macau Monetary Authority (AMCM) and the insurance sector the feasibility of treating accidents that occur during severe weather conditions as work-related accidents for insurance purposes, The Macau Post Daily reported today.   CPCS head … Continue reading "Macau Committee mulls severe weather insurance"

3 May, 2011

Over 10 groups to protest on May Day

Macau, China, 29 Apr -The Public Security Police Force (PSP) said Thursday that over 10 local groups, including labour unions, community associations and ad hoc groups, have informed the PSP of their protest routes on Labour Day. The spokesperson told The Macau Post Daily that the PSP had discussed the respective protest routes with some … Continue reading "Over 10 groups to protest on May Day"

29 Apr, 2011

Macau visitors arrivals rise 5.2 percent in the first quarter

Macau, China, 26 Apr – Total visitor arrivals to Macau reached 6.43 million in the first quarter of 2011, up by 5.2 percent year-on-year, according to the Statistics and Census Service. Visitors from mainland China (3,678,952), Hong Kong (1,778,994) and the Republic of Korea (106,430) increased by 10.3 percent, 3.0 percent and 28.0 percent respectively, … Continue reading "Macau visitors arrivals rise 5.2 percent in the first quarter"

26 Apr, 2011

Beijing okays ‘split management’ of Hengqin border checkpoints

Macau, China, 20 Apr -The Chinese central government has approved "in essence" the "split management" of the border checkpoints on Hengqin Island , Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua said in Zhuhai Monday. Huang also said that Beijing had "essentially" given the green light for a special tax incentive scheme for the Hengqin New Area that will … Continue reading "Beijing okays ‘split management’ of Hengqin border checkpoints"

20 Apr, 2011

European Union ‘notes with concerns’ Macau entry bans

Macau, China, 18 Apr -The European Union said in a report late last week that it "notes with concern that in 2010, like in 2009, several Hong Kong-based journalists and NGO members have been denied entry in Macau ." The "concern" was expressed in the 2010 Macau Report by the European Commission and High Representative … Continue reading "European Union ‘notes with concerns’ Macau entry bans"

18 Apr, 2011

Macau’s package tour arrivals up 0.5 percent in February

Macau, CHina, 15 Apr – Macau’s visitor arrivals in package tours in February 2011 increased slightly by 0.5 percent year-on- year to 446,843, according to figures released by the city’s Statistics and Census Service Thursday. Visitors from South Korea (25,596), Taiwan (24,895) and India ( 8,374) increased by 85 percent, 16 percent and 61.2 percent, … Continue reading "Macau’s package tour arrivals up 0.5 percent in February"

15 Apr, 2011

Macau CE to attend Bo’ao Forum for Asia

Macau, China, 14 Apr -Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On will attend this week’s annual conference of the Bo’ao Forum for Asia (BFA), the local government has announced According to the announcement, Chui will leave for Bo’ao in Hainan on Thursday and attend the opening ceremony of the annual Forum on Friday. Secretary for Administration … Continue reading "Macau CE to attend Bo’ao Forum for Asia"

13 Apr, 2011

2010 visitors’ non-gambling spending hits US$4.7 billion

Macau, China, 12 Apr -Visitors’ total non-gambling expenditure reached 37.9 billion patacas (US$4.73 billion) last year, when visitors’ per capita spending amounted to 1,518 patacas, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Monday. Based on Macau ‘s gross gambling and betting gross receipts of 189.6 billion patacas last year, visitors’ non-gaming expenditures accounted for just … Continue reading "2010 visitors’ non-gambling spending hits US$4.7 billion"

12 Apr, 2011

Tourist prices rise 14.5 pct in first quarter

MACAU, 19 Apr – Macau’s tourist price index (TPI) rose 14.58 percent year-on-year in the first quarter, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Monday. A DSEC statement attributed the steep rise to a range of "notable" price hikes, such as accommodation (up 32.05 percent year-on-year); food, alcoholic beverages and tobacco (up 10.21 percent); and … Continue reading "Tourist prices rise 14.5 pct in first quarter"

11 Apr, 2011

Lawmakers pass public servant’s 5 pct pay hike

Macau, China, 24 Mar – The Legislative Assembly (AL) Wednesday passed the government-drafted pay hike bill for Macau’s 22,700 public workers who will possibly receive their 5.08 percent salary increase next month – backdated to January. According to The Macau Post Daily public servants and utility company workers are Macau’s top earners. Public servants’ median … Continue reading "Lawmakers pass public servant’s 5 pct pay hike"

24 Mar, 2011

Macau Visitor Arrivals Rise In February

Macau, China, 24 Mar – Visitor arrivals to Macau increased at a faster pace in February, data released by the Statistics and Census Service showed Wednesday. The number of travelers visiting the country grew 5.18 percent year-on-year to 2.16 million in February, faster than the 1.44 percent increase recorded in January. As many as 1.18 … Continue reading "Macau Visitor Arrivals Rise In February"

24 Mar, 2011

Edmund Ho urges civic leaders to help maintain political stability

Macau, China, 23 Mar-Former chief executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah Tuesday urged Macau’s civic leaders to assist the government in maintaining long-term political stability. Ho, who is now a state leader in his capacity as a vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), made the appeal in a speech during a two-hour brain-storming … Continue reading "Edmund Ho urges civic leaders to help maintain political stability"

23 Mar, 2011

Government launches design contest for new Maritime Administration building

Macau, China, 21 Mar – The historical Moorish Barracks on Barra Hill has housed the Maritime Administration (CP) for a century, but now the government has launched an architecture design competition for registered architects and architectural companies to design a new building for the Maritime Administration (CP) and make the best use of the surrounding … Continue reading "Government launches design contest for new Maritime Administration building"

21 Mar, 2011

Macau government urge residents to refrain from travelling to Japan

Macau, China, 18 Mar – The Macau government urged Thursday residents to refrain from travelling to Japan, according to the Tourism Crises Management Office. Meanwhile, the government started Thursday checking the radiation levels of tourists and residents arriving from Japan  at the Macau International Airport. The tests can also be conducted at the Conde de … Continue reading "Macau government urge residents to refrain from travelling to Japan"

18 Mar, 2011

Shanghai budget airline plans to launch fligts to Macau

Macau, China, 16 Mar – Low-cost carrier Spring Airlines will begin operating daily flights between Macau and Shanghai from April 8 with a 180-seat Airbus. The airline announced Tuesday that the lowest round-trip fare will be priced at HKD 199, excluding the airport charges. The companys spokesperson Zhang Wu An said that their goal is … Continue reading "Shanghai budget airline plans to launch fligts to Macau"

16 Mar, 2011