MGTO director expects 20 pct rise in visitors during Labor day holiday

    Macau could see a 20 percent rise in visitor arrivals during the Labor Day holiday on Wednesday, says MGTO director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes.

    Fernandes said the growth in tourism is likely to be due to an influx of tourists arriving via the newly built Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge.

    She was speaking to local media on the sidelines of an event on Friday, according to local media outlet GGRAsia.

    The MGTO official estimates that the average rate of hotel occupancy in the city would exceed 90 percent during the holiday.

    Speaking about visitor arrivals for the first quarter of the year, Fernandes said the numbers had “far exceeded” expectations.