Macau would have a lot to gain if there was a means of transport that would bring visitors directly from Hong Kong airport by land, said the Director of the Macau Government Tourism Office, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes.
She added that the territory’s convention and exhibition sector would benefit from an easier connection to Hong Kong International Airport as there is no direct transport to the Delta Bridge.
“The frequency of the boats connecting directly is limited,” said Senna Fernandes, who added that she had already conveyed this suggestion to Macau’s transport departments.
The main beneficiary would be the MICE sector (Meeting, Incentive, Conference, Exhibition), said the Director of the Tourism Office, “as a direct link would help us attract conventions, exhibitions and other major international events to come to Macau.”
During the annual press conference of the Government Tourism Office, Senna Fernandes announced the four key working points for 2019.
The first intends to deepen the development of Macau as a Creative Gastronomic City and increase the effect of tourism promotion activities, the second is focused on making use of the unique advantages of Macau and participation in the construction of tourism in the Greater Bay area and the “Belt and Road” initiative.
The third key point is directly related to the development of intelligent tourism, optimisation and enhancement of the quality of tourism and the fourth and final point focuses on the completion of the Grand Prix Themed Museum and hosting commemorative events.
Macau received 35.8 million visitors in 2018, which was a new annual record and a year-on-year increase of 9.8%, of which 25.2 million were from Mainland China, 6.3 million from Hong Kong and 1 million from Taiwan. (macauhub)