MGTO unveils 15 new partially subsidized local tour routes


Yesterday, the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) held a press conference to announce the second phase of the “Stay, Dine and See Macao” initiative, which will see four itineraries from the first phase retained and 15 new itineraries added.
New itineraries will bring travelers to some new attractions. Apart from the Lisboeta amusement facilities, travelers will also have a chance to enjoy the newly opened Water Park at Macau Studio City.
Also part of the new itineraries are chances to make Cantonese roast and grill, more commonly known as Siu-Mei, and to make handcrafted beer in Macau.
“A local beer brewer is planning to open a brewery in a new hotel in the Inner Harbor. The beer brewing and tasting experiences will be held there,” the MGTO director announced.
In other itineraries, participants will explore the Karting Circuit in Coloane, participate in a golfing experience, or take a ride on a yacht to view Macau from a different angle.
Among the itineraries retained is the popular helicopter tour. Senna Fernandes said that there will be a quota of 648 pairs of participants for this tour, meaning that at most, 1,296 participants will be able to take the tour.
Interested individuals may sign up from today to June 20 through participating travel agencies. Those who registered for the first phase but did not win the chance to participate will be automatically signed up for this round.
The ballot draw will be conducted June 21 to determine the lucky travelers.
Each Macau resident is subsidized MOP280 for one tour only.
Senna Fernandes announced that the second phase of the initiative will have tours every day as it covers the summer holiday period. She estimated that the initiative, including both local tours and staycation, would attract 100,000 counts of participant experiences.
Besides local tours, the organizing bodies are also offering, in collaboration with local hotel operators, staycation promotions. Each local resident is subsidized MOP200 by the government, which could mean a subsidy of MOP400 for a room for two people. Each resident is eligible to use the subsidy once.
The organizing bodies stressed that epidemic control measures will be in place. Only individuals holding the green health code and showing no symptoms of Covid-19 will be accepted on the tour or staycation dates.
If participants fall ill and cannot participate in the tours for which they signed up, they can access a refund by presenting written proof issued by a medical doctor.





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