Tuesday, 28 August 2007

12,000 Portuguese Visit Macau Annually 每年平均12000葡人訪澳 (每年平均12000葡人访澳)

According to Portuguese News Digest, some 12,000 Portuguese visit Macau Special Administrative Region annually, the president of Macau’s tourist services department in Lisbon, Antonio Carrasco announced during the 2005 edition of Lisbon’s tourism fair Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa (BTL).

In 2005, Macau will be included in various advertising campaigns which aim at promoting the region as an attractive and quality travel destination especially among tourists from northern Europe and among tourists from the Iberian Peninsula. A large number of Portuguese and foreign travel agencies in Europe currently offer various tourist packages, including Macau as a destination, Carrasco said. He also mentions that the number of Portuguese tourists to Macau is expected to further increase in the next few years also due to the operations of Macau’s flag carrier Air Macau and other factors.