The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) expects that the number of visitors coming into Macau will continue to steadily grow over the summer holiday period. The office estimates that the number of daily visitors would stay over 30,000 during the weekdays and even reach 40,000 over the weekends the director of MGTO, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, said on Saturday at the sidelines of the opening of the new water park facility at Studio City.
According to Fernandes, the hospitality industry is confident about the summer vacation period, adding that the government will continue to promote Macau as a destination in several cities in the mainland through the “Macao Week” events as well as online promotions.
Speaking to the media about the new water park, Fernandes mentioned that she believes the new amusement parks and similar facilities “will add new elements to the tourism industry and tourists in Macau.”
However, she rejected the idea of the government potentially authorizing any large-scale theme park in Macau due to “restrictions and geographical constraints.”
Instead, she believes that the best way to attract more visitors to Macau is by increasing the cooperation with the cities that comprise the Greater Bay Area.
Commenting on the possibility of relapse of Covid-19 in several cities in the Mainland where Macau is holding promotion activities to attract visitors, the director of the MGTO said that if an area suddenly becomes a potential pandemic risk, the authorities will immediately act and make the appropriate adjustments to ensure that Macau continues to be Covid-19 free.