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  1. Tourism board doing its usual number

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... yourself a set of blinkers if you travel down the Cotai Strip. Enough of Macau. My concern today is more with the way that our tourism boosters like to puff up their data so that they can put ... think the Tourism Board would ever willingly let you in on this piece of news? How trusting of you. Be sure to tell your fairy godmother so. ...

  2. Casinos help Macau reduce tourism gap

    Posted Jan 10th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... is trying to repackage itself as an international destination with Las Vegas-style attractions. Hong Kong, which has long positioned itself as a key tourism hub, is worried the rapidly rising profile of its neighbour will prove to be tough competition and dilute its appeal. Tourism experts say this could result in the number of arrivals to Macau reaching or even exceeding that of Hong ...

  3. Blue skies may turn grey for Macau tourism after record year

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu More than 30 million people visited Macau last year, a record, but the number is unlikely to grow much this year and may fall amid the global financial crisis, its tourism chief ... Still, he said people should not be too pessimistic about tourism prospects. 'There are still roses under a blue sky and the sunshine is wonderful,' Mr Antunes said. 'The blue sky ...

  4. Saving the golden goose of tourism

    Posted Oct 02nd 2007, 12:00am by James Tien

    ... James Tien A great deal has been made in recent months about the potential threat Macau poses to Hong Kong's tourism industry. As chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, let me make ... pleased to see back in 2003. We should not forget it was tourism that, in the dark days of 2003, turned our economic fortunes around. There is an obvious danger in taking its benefits for granted, ...

  5. Night markets may come to rescue of flagging tourism

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Macau's government is expected to launch night markets in an attempt to revitalise old districts and boost tourism, industry sources say. The idea for night markets, which ... Mr Chow said the length of stay needed to grow to 3.5 days for the tourism industry to prosper in Macau. The city already has 18,000 hotel rooms and that number is projected to nearly double ...

  6. HK tourism scandals affect Macau

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... of the Travel Industry Council of Macau, said the city's tourism growth had slowed considerably following the Hong Kong scandals this month. In each of the first three months, Macau enjoyed about ... tourism sectors are interdependent.' Mainland broadcaster CCTV reported on April 1 that mainland tourists had been fleeced by Hong Kong jewellery and watch shops, causing many mainland ...

  7. Mainlanders a safe bet for tourism industry

    Posted May 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For the American state of Nevada, opening a tourism office in the mainland is less a gamble than a defensive tactic. As more well-heeled Chinese choose to take holidays abroad- 25 million ... territories, in touting for mainland visitors. The interest of more overseas tourism bodies in the mainland market is another indication of what a draw the travel market there has become, ...

  8. Macau tourism boss cancels book order over reference to governor

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yi Hu in Macau A plan to present a travel book to delegates attending a tourism conference in Macau last week was scrapped by the government due to its negative portrayal of the enclave's last governor, the author claims. After initially paying for 2,000 copies of the book, the Macau Government Tourism Office refused to take delivery of them, said author Jennifer Welker. ...

  9. Macau gold shops reap the rewards of a tourism boom

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau Record numbers of mainland visitors put faith in quality Competition is intense among the 15 jewellery shops packed along the busiest strip of the Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro in Macau. Within seconds of stepping into one of the shops, a ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine

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    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Nadine Bateman

    ... from sectors such as aviation, and brand and tourist destination management to produce a report with the aim of building Macau into a "world centre of tourism and leisure". Says MGTO ...




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