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Macau Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Macau is an autonomous region on the south coast of China, across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong. A Portuguese territory until 1999, it reflects a mix of cultural influences. Its giant casinos and malls on the Cotai Strip, which joins the islands of Taipa and Coloane, have earned it the nickname, "Las Vegas of Asia." One of its more striking landmarks is the tall Macau Tower, with sweeping city views

Macao Light Festival 2020 to go on despite COVID-19 pandemic

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 16, 2020 09:37

Organized by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and co-organized by Municipal Affairs Bureau, Cultural Affairs Bureau and Sports Bureau, Macao Light Festival 2020 will brighten up the city with colorful ... Read More

Macao joins the Organization of World Heritage Cities

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 19, 2020 01:35

The Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) has joined the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), an international non-governmental organization that gathers around 250 cities possessing sites listed on the UNESCO ... Read More

Organization of World Heritage Cities adds Macao as a member

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 18, 2020 07:14

The Macao Special Administrative Region of China (SAR) has joined the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), an international non-governmental organization that gathers around 250 cities possessing sites listed on ... Read More

Macao Tourism cancels International Fireworks Display Contest due to COVID-19

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020 22:19

Due to the global spread of the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (COVID-19), after careful assessment and consideration, Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) announced its cancellation of the 31st Macao International Fireworks ... Read More

Macau: Several cultural facilities to be successively reopened

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 17, 2020 23:15

Macau's Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym) successively reopens several heritage sites, cultural and creative spaces and museums from 16 March (Monday), and will implement various crowd control ... Read More

Macau re-opens casinos after halting operations over coronavirus scare

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 17, 2020 15:43

Macau government has told casino operators that they have 30 days to return to full business, after authorities imposed a two-week suspension to curb the coronavirus spread. The world’s biggest ... Read More

Sands China Pledges $3 Million to Fight Coronavirus Outbreak

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 6, 2020 09:28

3 Million US-Dollar may be a more symbolic way to react to an empty hotel in Macao. In an effort to address ongoing public health challenges surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, Sands ... Read More

Casinos including MGM & Sands closing: Coronavirus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 4, 2020 07:07

MGM Resorts and The Sands Corporation headquartered in Las Vegas are in for a shock tonight. Marriott Headquarters in Washington will be for a rough awaken in the morning. The ... Read More

Macao Tourism cancels all Chinese New Year events over deadly virus scare

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2020 15:43

Macao Government Tourism Offices, at the press conference held yesterday, announced cancellation of all its Chinese New Year (CNY) celebratory events namely the Golden Dragon Parade, a float parade and ... Read More

New Decade, New Family Destination: Sands Resorts Macao Offers US Travelers an Unforgettable Spring Break Getaway

editor editor- January 16, 2020 21:35

Sands Resorts Macao, a fully integrated and bustling resort city located in the heart of Macao that encompasses seven luxurious hotels, offers the perfect collection of activities for guests looking ... Read More

Sands Resorts Macao and teamLab Announce Name of New Interactive Experience at The Venetian Macao – ‘teamLab SuperNature’

editor editor- November 18, 2019 22:06

Sands Resorts Macao and art collective teamLab have announced the name of their groundbreaking permanent interactive experience to officially open at The Venetian® Macao in February 2020 – teamLab SuperNature ... Read More

Sands Resorts Macao and teamLab to Launch Groundbreaking, Immersive Museum at The Venetian Macao

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 8, 2019 06:03

Sands Resorts Macao and art collective teamLab will launch a monumental digital-only museum at The Venetian Macao in January 2020. The as-yet-untitled permanent museum will be housed in The Venetian ... Read More

Enjoy a Magical Winter Wonderland at Sands Resorts Macao

editor editor- November 2, 2019 19:21

Seasonal fun with inverted Christmas tree and festive decorations, attractive accommodation and shopping offers, dining, entertainment and leisure Warm things up at Sands Resorts Macao this winter with a wide ... Read More

Sands Resorts Macao Offers US Travelers an Unforgettable Thanksgiving Destination

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 20, 2019 07:24

Sands Resorts Macao, a fully integrated and bustling resort city located in the heart of Macao that encompasses seven luxurious hotels, features excellent food and beverage options, top entertainment and ... Read More

Sports tourism sector at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- October 13, 2019 19:44

The growing sports tourism sector has taken centre stage at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau, SAR with the first ‘SPORTSTECH’ edition of the World Tourism Organization’s Tourism Tech ... Read More

Sands China’s “All That’s Gold Does Glitter – An Exhibition of Glamorous Ceramics” now open

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 26, 2019 21:30

Sands China Ltd. held an opening ceremony and gala dinner Saturday at The Venetian® Macao to launch a museum-quality ceramics exhibition, which is being held concurrently across four Sands China ... Read More

Announcing InterContinental Alliance Resorts partnership

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 25, 2019 20:57

IHG and Sands China announced today that The Venetian Macao and The Parisian Macao will become InterContinental Alliance Resorts beginning today. In addition, The Londoner Hotel in Macao will join the alliance when it opens in 2020 following the ... Read More

Sands China celebrates 15th anniversary of Sands Macao

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 20:30

Sands Macao celebrated its 15th anniversary with a ceremony at the hotel and entertainment complex's outdoor fountain Thursday – marking a decade and a half since its 2004 opening ushered ... Read More

MGM Resorts International gets Extension Of Macau Gaming Sub-Concession To June 2022

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019 06:19

"We are grateful for the support of the Macau government to have authorized and extended our sub-concession to now align with the rest of the market," said Jim Murren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer ... Read More

Very, very big business: Macau tourism numbers are in

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2019 07:16

Tourism to Macau is very biog business. 35.8 million went to the Las Vegas of Asia last year. an increase of 9.8 percent. The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) announced ... Read More

Zhuhai: A rising new Chinese hub

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 24, 2018 12:53

Taking advantage of a booming gambling city Macao east of the Gongbei Port of Zhuhai, a coastal city in south China, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge stands tall over the Lingdingyang ... Read More

WTTC Asia Leaders Forum: Connectivity, collaboration, and commitment.

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 23, 2018 22:34

On 22 October 2018, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) convened its Asia Leaders Forum, hosted by the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF), in Macau, SAR. Read More

WTTC: Shanghai is largest tourism market in the world

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- October 21, 2018 16:04

Today, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) released its annual Cities Report at the WTTC Asia Leaders Forum in Macau, SAR. The Report covers 72 of the world’s most ... Read More

Doha – Macau now on Qatar Airways Cargo

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 16, 2018 23:46

Qatar Airways Cargo has commenced freighter services to Macau, the carrier’s fourth freighter destination in Greater China. Alongside the launch of the new twice-weekly services to Macau, the carrier has ... Read More

Hong Kong- Macao now on Hong Kong Airlines Ferry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 20, 2018 07:05

Hong Kong Airlines has announced that it will add the entertainment centre of Macao to its growing network, following the signing of a codeshare agreement with ferry services company, TurboJET. Read More

Tourism, Gambling, and Aviation at a standstill: Typhoon Mangkhut attack on China

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 16, 2018 10:56

Hong Kong Airport may be damaged and not operational. Severe damage is reported to many aircraft parked at HKG.  Macau, the Asian gambling capital nearby, closed its casinos. Hong Kong ... Read More

Tourism Macao launches International Digital Awareness Campaign

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- September 13, 2018 19:37

A new partnership with Tourism Macao will showcase the best places to discover and try local specialities. Tourism Macao is the latest destination partner leveraging the online guide’s compelling content ... Read More

Conrad Macao Wins Two Awards at 5th Annual World Travel Awards for Asia & Australasia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 4, 2018 05:34

Conrad Macao, Cotai Central has added two more prestigious awards to its list of accolades: ‘China's Leading Conference Hotel 2018’ and ‘Macau’s Leading Hotel 2018’ at the annual World Travel ... Read More

Awards by Marriott International” including ‘Hotel of the Year’

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 5, 2018 21:31

Continuing to elevate the standard of the hotel industry in Macau, JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau collected a total of nine recognitions in the 2017 awards by ... Read More

Why Tourism Matters according to SKAL

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- June 24, 2018 17:36

During the recently held 47th Skål Asian Area Congress in Macau, Skål International World President Susanna Saari shared, in her keynote address, why tourism matters and in particular how tourism ... Read More

47th SKAL Asia Congress opens with a bang in Macau

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 23, 2018 16:33

Opening the Congress Skal Asia President Robert Sohn took the opportunity to acknowledge the presence of Mr Alexis Tam, Secretary of Tourism, SASC; Dr Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director ... Read More

Hong Kong Airlines and TurboJet launch new Macao Leisure Pass

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 15, 2018 17:10

Travelers from the entertainment center of Macao can now enjoy increased travel convenience when connecting from sea to air, thanks to the new Macao Leisure Pass launched by Hong Kong ... Read More

The ‘God Of Dreams’ awakens in Macau as new Morpheus Hotel opens its doors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2018 17:10

One of the most eagerly anticipated developments in Macau's history opened its doors to media for a sneak peek tour today as Melco Resorts & Entertainment unveiled its new flagship ... Read More

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 list announced in Macao

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 28, 2018 01:30

The 2018 list of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, was announced at an awards ceremony at Wynn Palace, Macau. Now in its sixth year, the ... Read More

Tokyo ranks top destination for Chinese New Year travel in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2018 18:25

Tokyo has overtaken Bangkok as the number one Chinese New Year (CNY) destination for Asian travelers in 2018, a title held by Bangkok for the last two years. Japan has ... Read More

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