Indian arrivals in Macau grow by 27%
The Macau Government Tourist Office recently announced that visitor arrivals from India have recorded a double digit growth in March and April of this year.
InMarch 2013, visitors from short-haul markets to Macau recorded a 6.2 per cent increase. But, on the other hand, it registered a double-digit growth of 26.9 per cent in Indian arrivals. During April 2013, the provisional visitor arrival in Macau
In 2013, all efforts will be made to attract the Indian traveller
was 2.39 million, representing an increase of 0.7 per cent over April 2012. The Indian market contributed to the growth again with a double digit growth of 12.8 per cent.
According to SanJeet, India Repesentative MGTO, “Macau is fast becoming a favourite with the Indian tourists because of its perennial charm. Indians love the opulence of Macau. From awe-inspiring UNESCO world heritage sites like the Ruins of St. Paul to the Macau Tower, the very best in modern architecture; it offers rich attractions to everyone.”
MGTO has been working extensively to explore the Indian market. All efforts are being made to attract the Indian traveller to Macau. MICE movements are also contributing significantly to the upsurge in the number of Indians travelling to Macau. Macau is considered to be one of the hottest wedding destinations by the event management and wedding planning industry. Hotels are offering special packages and facilities for Indian weddings being organised in Macau.
Macau is one of Asia’s newest and most exciting business tourism destinations, after a period of rapid and unprecedented infrastructure development.
SanJeet adds, “Macau realises the importance of the growing Indian economy and welcomes Indians by providing them seamless travel and value-for-money. With more and more luxury hotels and resorts opening up, Macau surely has gained popularity as one of the most sought- after tourist destination in Asia. In 2013, all efforts will be made to attract the Indian traveller. We have been seeing a steady increase in numbers over the past few months, and we are sure the momentum will be maintained in the coming months too.”