Q&A | Taleb Rifai – World Tourism Organization: China benefits from ‘serious’ attitute to tourism

Based in the Spanish capital Madrid, Taleb Rifai is the current Secretary General of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), having been unanimously elected to

Portuguese pavement ‘a way to transmit values through the stone’

The Portuguese-style cobblestone pavement, seen in cities around the world, was the topic of a series of events last week, including a book launch and an exhibition

Global Tourism Economy Forum | Pansy Ho: Macau must develop own brands to mature tourism

The Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) 2017 kicked off yesterday at Grand Hyatt Macau with secretary general Pansy Ho saying it was necessary for Macau

Raimundo do Rosário | No decision on different bus fares for residents and ‘blue card’ holders

The Traffic Committee’s proposal to establish different fares for the use of public buses for residents and non-residents might not move forward, Secretary for Transport and

British official optimistic on HK, Macau investors

The UK still remains Europe’s top destination for inward investment projects even after the 2016 “Brexit” referendum, and will likely remain so in the long term, contrary

Chui Sai Cheong elected as AL vice-president, sees no nepotism

As the Times revealed last week, indirectly elected lawmaker Chui Sai Cheong was elected as the vice-president of the AL yesterday with 29 out of 33 possible

Corporate bits | MGM extends Oktoberfest for a day

MGM announced yesterday that it has extended its annual event “Oktoberfest Macau at MGM 2017” until Monday, October 23. This year’s event also includes the Family-Friendly DayTime Oktoberfest, which will run

China’s ruling Communist Party reasserts itself under Xi

BEIJING (AP) — Officials from the Communist Youth League of China felt they had to act: Busy with their education and careers, young Chinese were struggling in the romance department,

Severe weather | Typhoon Khanun injures seven in Macau

Typhoon Khanun passed into the South China Sea over the weekend, initially on a trajectory headed for the Pearl River Estuary area, before banking West toward Leizhou

Cultural Week of China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries | Chefs present their takes on Lusophone cuisine

The 20th Lusofonia Festival is offering its usual diverse range of activities as part of the Cultural Week of China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries. Organized by

Teaching at UM could be incompatible with being lawmaker

  The new legislature is set to begin today with several new faces at the Legislative Assembly, including scholars at the University of Macau (UM).

Outward direct investment decreases 31pct in 2016

Outward direct investment flows of Macau enterprises recorded a value of negative MOP7.89 billion in 2016, due to loan repayments made by overseas companies of gaming enterprises.

Clube Militar to hold ‘Lusophone Painters Exhibition’

Clube Militar de Macau will hold a Lusophone Painters Exhibition from October 18 to November 5. The exhibition aims to help deepen cultural relations between China

Micro-enterprise sees stable business growth with Sands China

A local micro-enterprise has seen a nearly 20 percent increase in its annual sales turnover following its contracts with Sands China. Ocean Pride Food Company is

Slight increase in real estate management services

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that a total of 217 establishments engaged in real estate management services in 2016, an increase of eight

Golf | Hend leads a parade of former champions to try Macao Open glory

Scott Hend, the 2013 and 2015 Macao Open champion, will lead a group of seven former winners to challenge defending champion Pavit Tangkamolprasert for the 2017 crown. Taking place

Gov’t announces vision for Border Gate future

The government has published a report detailing its plans for the future of the Border Gate, which will see the area transformed into a tourism, commercial and

Syria | US-allied forces begin final assault on IS

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters launched an operation to retake the last Islamic State-held pocket of the northern city of Raqqa yesterday after some 275 militants and their family

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