Kuala Lumpur, 31 January 2019 – Time to get adventurous this 2019 – let an exciting holiday trip to Macao be your start to an awesome year! Throughout the years, the continuous efforts of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) in promoting this little gem of a city have seen an increase in visitors year by year! And for 2019, in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region, Macao will see an even more exciting lineup of vibrant festivals and events – so you know this is a holiday destination you must not miss!
In 2018, Malaysia remains one of the top ten source markets for arrivals to Macao with a total of 227,854 Malaysians visiting Macao. This saw an increase of 4.4% compared to 2017! During their trip, Malaysian visitors stay an average of 2.1 days.
The MGTO has continuously promoted Macao in Malaysia in various creative ways through effective channels such as online, social, and print media, as well as radio platforms, roadshows, and countless travel fairs. That’s not all – to make things even more attractive to the public, the MGTO also often collaborated actively with airline companies and travel agents to offer great deals on air fares, accommodation, and tour packages.
This 2019, the MGTO will be joining the popular MATTA Fair and MITM Fair. Besides that, the MGTO will also be organising many Macao roadshows such as ‘Promosi Hebat Macao’ Roadshow at IOI City Mall Putrajaya just before Ramadan. Make sure you stay tuned as a mysterious celebrity chef might also make an appearance in a special cooking at the roadshow. So, if you’re looking to have some fun as well as snatch up some great deals on tour packages to Macao, you know where to go!
Visitors of Macao can also look forward to an array of exciting events spanning not just across activities on land but also on sea! For the adventurous wonderers, make sure you catch the Macao cruise tours by Shun Tak-China Travel Ship Management or Yuet Tung Shipping which bring a new travelling experience by connecting different points of interest in Macao so that visitors can enjoy the enchanting city landscape and scenery of this city through tranquil waterways! Travel lovers – make sure you do not miss this wondrous activity!
From May to October, art lovers can rejoice as “Art Macao” kicks off to transform the whole city of Macao into a spectacular art gallery with various art exhibitions displayed across many different locations in Macao. Through this festival, visitors can expect to be wowed by a series of large-scale international art events that aim to transform Macao into a city of culture.
Other exciting events and festivals that await visitors include the Parade for the Celebration of Chinese New Year on 7 and 10 February, Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2019 from 24 to 26 March, the 7th Macao International Travel (Industry) Expo from 26 to 28 April, the 30th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest from September to October, the 19th Macau Food Festival from 8 to 24 November, 66th Macau Grand Prix from 14 to 17 November as well as the Macao International Marathon, Macao Light Festival, Macao Special Administrative Region Establishment Day, 4th International Film Festival & Awards. Macao, Macao International Parade on December and many more!
The MGTO will continue its efforts in promoting and sharing the wonders of Macao to all Malaysians. Holiday lovers who are on the lookout for a fantastic Macao trip, don't miss out on the roadshows and travel fairs that the MGTO will be participating in as great deals and exclusive promos await you! So, don’t say we didn’t warn you – make sure you grab this opportunity to experience the endless excitements that Macao offers!
For more details, visit Macao Tourism Malaysia’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MacaoTourismMalaysia/
Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO)
Representative in Malaysia
Tel: +603 2144 2500
Facebook Page: Macao Tourism Malaysia
YouTube: MYMacao TV