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Tourism in Macau

  • UNWTO: International tourism – strongest half-year results since 2010

    AFGHANISTAN, 2017/09/09 Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the initial six months of 2017, some 36 million additional than in the same period of 2016. At 6%, increase was well above the trend of recent years, making the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010. Visitor numbers reported by destinations around the world reflect strong request for international travel in the initial half of 2017, according to the new UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Worldwide, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) increased by 6% compared to the same six-month period last year, well above the sustained and consistent trend of 4% or higher increase since 2010. This represents the strongest half-year in seven years.
  • Macau receives 30 million visitors in 2016

    CHINA, 2017/01/23 Macau received over 30 million visitors in 2016, 28 million of which came from mainland China, and last year was the initial in a decade at the same time as the number of overnight visitors was higher than day visitors, said the director of the Government Tourist Office. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes pointed out that while the total number of visitors saw annual increase of 0.8% to 30.95 million people and visitors from China remained virtually unchanged, increasing by just 0.1%, the number of international visitors increased by 7.9%.
  • Macau receives 5 million visitors in January/February

    MACAU, 2016/03/26 Macau received 5.09 million visitors in January and February, a decrease of 1.0 % compared to the same period of 2015, reported the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau. The Bureau as well said the number of visitors from mainland China – 3.45 million or 68 % of the total – fell 3.1 % in annual terms, in contrast to South Korea (132,200) and Taiwan (172.4000), which saw increases of 5.8 % and 14.1 %, respectively.
  • Gross gaming and gambling revenues in Macau in 2013

    MACAU, 2014/01/04 Gross gaming and gambling revenues in Macau in 2013 totalled 360.749 billion patacas (US$45.2 billion), representing a rise of 18.6 % compared to 2012, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (GICB) said Monday. In December 2013 gaming and gambling posted increase of 18.5 % against the same month of 2012, totalling 33.46 billion patacas. The best monthly performance for the year, based on year-on-year increase, was in October: Revenues rose by 31.7 % to 36.477 billion patacas. The Macau government collects 40 % tax on gaming revenues.
  • Macau international yacht show will be held from November 1 to 3

    MACAU, 2013/08/11 At a recent press conference at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, organisers of the China (Macau) International Yacht Import and Export equitable announced that this year’s show will be held from November 1 to 3, 2013. The inaugural event of 2011 was held at the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf, while the second edition was an all-indoor event at the Venetian Cotai. This year’s event will have both an in-water and dry exhibition portion. The in-water event will be held at the Macau Green Island (Ilha Verde) Yacht Club, while the dry portion will be at the Venetian Cotai Expo, with 20,000 square metres of floor space.
  • Macau receives 9.47 million visitors between January and April

    MACAU, 2013/05/25 Macau received 9.47 million visitors in the prime four months of 2013, which was a drop of 1.6 % against the same period of 2012, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said. Of the total number of visitors to Macau between January and April, most, 63 % or 5.95 million were from mainland China, which represented a rise of 5.9 % year on year.
  • Macao’s tourism industry

    MACAU, 2013/04/24 Next years of remarkable increase, Macao’s tourism industry is facing a number of challenges. It needs to focus on quality in order to extend the virtuous cycle of a city aiming at becoming a world tourism and leisure hub. The question is: how to get there? If you are in downtown Macao, you see tourists everywhere: on the streets, at the historic sites, in the shops and flocking to casinos and hotels. As Macao became a service-oriented economy, tourism took centre stage, accounting for the lion’s share of the region’s economic activity.
  • Macau tourist arrivals will rise at least 10% this year 2012-05-15

    MACAU, 2012/05/15 Macau's tourist arrivals will increase at least 10 % this year from 2011's 28 million, led by visitors from mainland China