Monday, July 13, 2020

Hong Kong extends Covid-19 quarantine measures to August 7

The government of Hong Kong has decided to extend the compulsory two-week quarantine for travelers from Macau, China, and Taiwan for an additional month...

Macau government subsidizes domestic tourism

From Wednesday the Macau government is launching a temporary program to subsidize domestic tourism within the territory. The project is called “Macao Ready Go! Local...

Macau government to launch special Hong Kong airport ferry service

The government of Macau has announced that it will launch a special ferry service between Taipa Ferry Terminal and Hong Kong International Airport beginning...

Macau hotels had average occupancy rate of 12.9 percent in April

The Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) has confirmed the dire state of the hotel industry in Macau, noting that the Covid-19 impacts reduced the...

31st AGE delayed until August 2021

The organizers of the 31st Australasian Gaming Expo have announced that the event will be delayed until August 2021 out of concerns and policies...

Macau rising up the ranks of international convention cities

Macau is currently the 48th ranked international convention city, up 23 places since the last survey, according to International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) “International Meetings Market 2019 Report.”

Macau sees stark 99.7 percent drop in visitor arrivals in April

The Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Thursday that April witnessed a stark 99.7 percent drop in visitor arrivals to Macau as a...

Macau’s Covid-19 infection risk now “very low”

Health Bureau Director Lei Chin Ion stated on Tuesday that the risk of Covid-19 infection in Macau now was “very low.” On the same day,...

Macau Tourism Development Committee convenes meeting

Macau’s Tourism Development Committee (CDT) convened its first Plenary Meeting of 2020 on Tuesday, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Ao Ieong U presided...

New Zealand tourism gets spending boost

The tourism sector is to receive a NZ$400 million boost in government funding from a NZ$50 billion (US$31 billion) five year recovery package unveiled...

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