Macau, China, 15 Aug – Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho called Thursday for local companies to refrain from firing staff and hiking prices, despite rising inflation and the fragile international business climate. Speaking in the annual questions and answers session in Macau’s Legislative Assembly, Ho said inflation would persist for some time, announcing the government … Continue reading "Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho warns of difficult times ahead"
15 Aug, 2008
Guangzhou, China, 6 Aug – Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong have agreed to jointly fund the building of a bridge to link the three regions with mainland China bearing the brunt of the project, estimated at 3.7 billion euros. Following a meeting in Guangzhou, Donald Tsang, chief executive of Hong Kong, said the bridge will … Continue reading "Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong to fund Pearl River bridge"
9 Aug, 2008
Macau, China, 22 July – Macau received 14.92 million visitors in the first half of 2008, which was a rise of 18.1 percent against the same period of 2007, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau said Monday in Macau. The number of visitors from mainland China was 8.77 million, or a rise of 27.1 percent … Continue reading "Macau receives almost 15 million visitors in the first half"
22 Jul, 2008
Macau, China, 16 Jul – The Public Security Police (PSP) announced yesterday a string of measures to restrict the stay of transit travellers from mainland China in Macau. According with the announcemnt, the new measures are meant to render ” more efficient” he control of mainland passport holders transiting through Macau to a third … Continue reading "Govt curbs mainland China transit traveller´s stay in Macau"
16 Jul, 2008
Macau, China, 12 March – The Macau government announced on Tuesday that it is making available 814 million patacas (US$ 101 million) for a string of financial support measures to alleviate the impact of inflation among the territory’s most needy citizens. Inflation in Macau hit 8.3 percent in January, the highest level recorded since 1999. … Continue reading "Govt to spend US$ 100 million to cushion most vulnerable from inflation"
15 Jul, 2008
Macau, China, 14 Jul – The 20th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest will be held on September with ten national teams, announced Monday Joao Manuel Costa Antunes, director of Macau Government Tourism Office. Costa Antunes said that the contest will be held on September 1,14,20 and 27 as well on Chinese National Day on October 1st. … Continue reading "Macau International Fireworks Contest will he held in September with 10 participants"
15 Jul, 2008
Macau, China, 1 July – The residents fo Macau and Hong Kong will be able to move between their borders with greater ease in the short term, the Macau secretary for the Economy and Finance said Monday. He said that there was a bilateral consensus, “on the procedures and ease of entry and exit of … Continue reading "Macau and Hong Kong to make cross-border travel by residents easier"
4 Jul, 2008
acau, China, 26 June – The Historical Centre of Macau, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will continue to be one of the most important aspects to attract tourists to the territory, according to Macau’s marketing strategy for 2008. João Costa Antunes, Macau’s director for tourism said, at a meeting with Macau’s 16 tourism … Continue reading "Macau tourism focuses on Heritage"
2 Jul, 2008
Macau, China, 5 Dec – The governments of Macau and the Chinese province of Guangdong said Thursday in Zhuhai that they would put together a working group to study the development of Hengqin island, located in front of Taipa and Coloane islands in Macau. Hengqin occupies an area of 86 square kilometres, the largest of … Continue reading "Macau and Zhuhai to jointly develop Hengqin island"
12 May, 2008
Macau, China, 3 Sept – Residents of the province of Guangdong can only obtain a visa to visit Macau every three months, the Hong Kong South China Morning Post reported Thursday. The English language Hong Kong newspaper also reported these new restrictions went into effect on 1 October and travel agents in Guangdong have already … Continue reading "China sets new restrictions on Guangdong residents to visit Macau"
10 Mar, 2008
Macau, China, 2 Oct – France’s Brezac Artificef has won the 20th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest, which ended Wednesday, repeating the team’s 2006 victory, said the Macau Government Tourist Office. The company, established in 1965, has been among the best in France since the 1980s and is known for the multimedia elements of their … Continue reading "France wins 20th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest"
10 Feb, 2008
Macau, China, 1 Dec – Portugal’s secretary of state for tourism, Bernardo Trindade, said Sunday in Macau that Portugal is going to launch a series of initiatives to attract more tourists from China and Korea. Trindade, who spoke at the 34th forum of the Portuguese Association of Travel Agencies (APAVT), said that annually around 50,000 … Continue reading "Portugal wants to attract more tourists from China and Korea"
12 Jan, 2008