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Maca Government Tourist Office chief says tourism sector worries about Golden Week

Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said on Monday that she could not yet say what the hotel booking situation for the upcoming Golden Week holiday is but the industry appeared to be worried. Senna Fernandes made the remark while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Ascott Macau … Continue reading "Maca Government Tourist Office chief says tourism sector worries about Golden Week"

22 Sep, 2015

#Tourism

EIU predicts Macau’s real GDP will contract 21% this year

Macau’s real GDP in 2015 will probably contract sharply by 21% as the anti-corruption campaign in China will continue in 2015-16, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) latest report. In this report, dated 21st of September, EIU analysts predict spending in Macau’s casinos will probably begin to expand again by the last few months … Continue reading "EIU predicts Macau’s real GDP will contract 21% this year"

22 Sep, 2015

#Economy

Macau Inflation eases to 4.64 percent

Macau’s composite consumer price index (CPI) rose 4.64 percent year-on-year last month, the Statistic and Census Bureau (DSEC) said in a statement on Monday. According to a DSEC statement, inflation has eased continuously since May, with last month’s rate dropping further by 012 percent-age points from July, when growth stood at 4.76 percent. Last month’s … Continue reading "Macau Inflation eases to 4.64 percent"

22 Sep, 2015

#Economy

Macau Secretary for Economy and Finance vows to improve supervision of gaming industry

Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac said in a statement from Guangdong on Monday that the local government will continue looking into the case of a local VIP room employee suspected of embezzlement, pledging that the government will further improve its supervision of the city’s gaming sector considering its vital importance to … Continue reading "Macau Secretary for Economy and Finance vows to improve supervision of gaming industry"

22 Sep, 2015

#Politics

290,000 take part in Cultural activities in Macau

In the second quarter of 2015, a total of 290,100 individuals participated in cultural activities, according to a survey conducted by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The cultural activity participation rate (percentage of individuals in the population aged 16 and above participating in cultural activities) was 52.8 percent, down by 0.8 percentage points year-on-year. … Continue reading "290,000 take part in Cultural activities in Macau"

21 Sep, 2015

#Culture

Macau casino operator Melco launches bachelor’s degree course for staff

Melco Crown Entertainment (MCE) has launched an in-house bachelor’s degree programme for employees. The gaming operator formally started the “MCE You-niversity” with an announcement ceremony at Grand Hyatt Macau on Friday. According to an MCE statement, the degree course complements the company’s “whole person development programme for employees who have yet to achieve a university … Continue reading "Macau casino operator Melco launches bachelor’s degree course for staff"

21 Sep, 2015

#Gaming

Dore depositors protest outside Wynn Macau again

About a dozen investors in local junket operator Dore Entertainment Company protested on Sunday outside the Wynn Macau casino in Nape and demanded the junket company return their interest-bearing deposits, which total at least HK$700 million between them, according to some of the investors. Depositors started gathering outside the Wynn casino in Nape at about … Continue reading "Dore depositors protest outside Wynn Macau again"

21 Sep, 2015

#Gaming

MGTO organizes Islamic Culture in Tourism Workshop

Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) held two sessions of Islamic Culture in Tourism Workshop in Hong Kong for tour guides, employees of hotels and tour operators from Macau as well as MGTO staff on 4 September and 18 September. The purpose of the Workshop is to familiarize travel industry personnel with the religion of Islam … Continue reading "MGTO organizes Islamic Culture in Tourism Workshop"

21 Sep, 2015

#Tourism

Macau Chief Executive vows to listen to public on fate of dog races

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said on Thursday the government would listen to residents’ views on whether it should terminate greyhound racing. The Macau Yat Yuen Canidrome’s concession will expire at the end of this year. The company operates the only commercial greyhound racetrack in the Far East. Last Friday, Secretary for Economy and … Continue reading "Macau Chief Executive vows to listen to public on fate of dog races"

18 Sep, 2015

#Politics

Tourism forum to discuss ‘One Belt, One Road’ strategies

A senior government official said on Thursday that the upcoming Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) will discuss how to take advantage of the central government’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative to improve tourism. Lai Ieng Kit, chief-of-cabinet of the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture, made the announcement at the Tourism Activities Centre (CAT) during … Continue reading "Tourism forum to discuss ‘One Belt, One Road’ strategies"

18 Sep, 2015

#Tourism

Macau Chief Executive vows to listen to public on fate of dog races

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said on Thursday the government would listen to residents’ views on whether it should terminate greyhound racing. The Macau Yat Yuen Canidrome’s concession will expire at the end of this year. The company operates the only commercial greyhound racetrack in the Far East. Last Friday, Secretary for Economy and … Continue reading "Macau Chief Executive vows to listen to public on fate of dog races"

18 Sep, 2015

#Politics

Macau Dore depositors submitted petition over funds

Dozens of depositors in local junket operator Dore Entertainment Company submitted a petition to the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government on Wednesday, urging it to help them get back their funds which they deposited in the company, involving at least HK$700 million, according to some of the investors. The petition came after news … Continue reading "Macau Dore depositors submitted petition over funds"

17 Sep, 2015

#Economy

Macau airport master plan update is ready, said aviation chief

Macau Civil Aviation Authority (AACM) President Simon Chan Weng Hong said on Wednesday that his office had recently completed an update of the “Macau International Airport Master Plan”, which was released in 2011, covering the airport’s development needs for 20 years. Chan made the remarks after attending the opening ceremony of a new Air Macau … Continue reading "Macau airport master plan update is ready, said aviation chief"

17 Sep, 2015

#Politics

Macau airport master plan update is ready, said aviation chief

Macau Civil Aviation Authority (AACM) President Simon Chan Weng Hong said on Wednesday that his office had recently completed an update of the “Macau International Airport Master Plan”, which was released in 2011, covering the airport’s development needs for 20 years. Chan made the remarks after attending the opening ceremony of a new Air Macau … Continue reading "Macau airport master plan update is ready, said aviation chief"

17 Sep, 2015

#Politics

Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ Tour coming to Macau

The pop star Madonna is bringing her “Rebel Heart” tour to Macau in February next year. The US artist is set to perform at Studio City’s Event Center, according to an announcement made yesterday by Melco Crown. The ‘Rebel Heart Tour’, which will arrive in Macau on February 20 and 21, 2016, is supporting Madonna’s … Continue reading "Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ Tour coming to Macau"

16 Sep, 2015

#Culture

Macau Chief Executive pledges to revitalize cultural heritage

The government will try its best to preserve Macau’s cultural heritage for every generation, Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On pledged in an audio message released on his official website on Tuesday, admitting that there was room for improvement in revitalizing the city’s historic buildings. This year is the 10th anniversary of the inscription of … Continue reading "Macau Chief Executive pledges to revitalize cultural heritage"

16 Sep, 2015

#Politics

Macau government mulls extending art education plan to P6

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau’s (DSEJ) Youth Department Chief Un Hoi Cheng said yesterday the government was planning to extend art education to include P6, as well as to strengthen co-operation with art museums. Un made the remarks after a meeting of the Youth Affairs Committee at the bureau on Tuesday. She is a … Continue reading "Macau government mulls extending art education plan to P6"

16 Sep, 2015

#Politics

Macau government mulls extending art education plan to P6

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau’s (DSEJ) Youth Department Chief Un Hoi Cheng said yesterday the government was planning to extend art education to include P6, as well as to strengthen co-operation with art museums. Un made the remarks after a meeting of the Youth Affairs Committee at the bureau on Tuesday. She is a … Continue reading "Macau government mulls extending art education plan to P6"

16 Sep, 2015

#Politics

Macau Chief Executive pledges to revitalize cultural heritage

The government will try its best to preserve Macau’s cultural heritage for every generation, Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On pledged in an audio message released on his official website on Tuesday, admitting that there was room for improvement in revitalizing the city’s historic buildings. This year is the 10th anniversary of the inscription of … Continue reading "Macau Chief Executive pledges to revitalize cultural heritage"

16 Sep, 2015

#Politics

Macau Government income drops 32.3 percent in January-August

The Macau government’s receipts dropped 32.3 percent year-on-year to 72.7 billion patacas in the first eight months of the year, the Finance Services Bureau (DSF) announced on Monday. The government’s income from direct gaming taxes fell 35.5 percent to 58.58 billion patacas. Gaming tax payments accounted for 80.6 percent of the government’s total revenue between … Continue reading "Macau Government income drops 32.3 percent in January-August"

15 Sep, 2015

#Economy