Macau encourages mainland Chinese to visit the city

Macau intends to boost tourism spending.
Macau intends to boost tourism spending.

Macau authorities have launched a campaign to encourage mainlanders to stay longer in the city.

Macau.- The city has launched an initiative to attract residents from Guangdong province to visit Macau and stay longer in order to boost the economy.

Authorities have announced a series of promotions starting from September 1 in cooperation with e-commerce providers Tencent and Alibaba, as well as local airline Air Macau.

In order to encourage spending while visiting the city, the campaign aims to provide visitors with promotional offers covering categories including flight tickets, accommodation, and spending at local shops.

Mainland visitors will have to reserve e-vouchers via the Macau Government Tourism Office’s WeChat social media account and the Fliggy travel service’s online platform.

The measure is part of Macau’s MOP10 billion economic recovery plan. The plan also includes a consumption e-card subsidy scheme for Macao ID holders, subsidies for domestic tourism trips, and a subsidy programme for local employees, self-employed professionals and businesses.

With the resumption of the visas for Guangdong province this week and the rest of China from September 23, local authorities advised residents to closely observe the city’s disease-control measures. Special advice has been provided to the gaming sector.

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