Macao looks to leverage scenic cultural sites to boost tourism
The Macao Government Tourist Office (MGTO) recently held an event at Beijing's Legendale Hotel, promoting its delicious cuisine, cultural sites alongside some colorful artistic performances.
Cheng Weidong, vice president of MGTO, delivered a speech, summing up the performance of the Macao Special Administrative Region's tourism industry over the years. He said that last year, more than 25.3 million visitors from the Chinese mainland traveled to Macao, representing an increase of 13.8 percent over the same period in 2017, and making the mainland Macao's largest source of tourists.
He added that the MGTO has been working closely with travel agencies and airlines from the Chinese mainland to attract more visitors.
Since its opening on October 24, 2018, and as of March 31, the number of those who visited Macao via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge exceeded 2.5 million.
Additionally, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Macao's return to China, on the 20th day of each month from May to November, there will be lucky draws in Macao's designated tourism information centers where tourists can win creative cultural souvenirs.
(Cover: The ruins of St. Paul church in Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China. /VCG Photo)