45% Rise In Indian Tourists In Macau

New Delhi, Feb 27: | Updated: Feb 28 2004, 05:30am hrs
The Macau tourist office has announced an over 45 per cent increase in Indian tourist arrivals in January 2004. Last year, in the same period, Macau witnessed a growth of 8 per cent.

Macau, the special administrative region of the Peoples Republic of China is a 55-minute ferry ride from Hong Kong. The recently introduced direct ferry from the Hong Kong International Airport has made travel even easier by eliminating the hassle of going through immigration and customs, says a release.

Since the inception of the Macau Government tourist office (MGTO) in India, the number of visitors from the country to Macau has recorded a substantial increase of 25.54 per cent over the previous year and is expected to further increase.

MGTO in India has been working towards marketing Macau as a world-class tourist destination with numerous activities in shopping and entertainment.