Macau on Australian mission

Macau on Australian mission
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The number of Australians heading to Macau is on the rise, according to the destination’s tourism body.

Australian visitor numbers hit 73,336 in the year to August, up almost 5% on the same period in 2011. During that time, Aussies spent more money on food, drinks and tours in Macau than any other nationality, although retail therapy was not a priority with only 228MOP (around AU$28) spent on shopping.

Average stay came to 2.3 nights, with only visitors from mainland China and Taiwan staying for longer.

Meanwhile, Macau tourism representatives have arrived in Sydney to meet with Australian tourism officials ahead of tomorrow’s “Macau: A New Dimension” roadshow event to be held at the Museum of Contempory Art.

The 30-strong delegation will meet with senior representatives from Tourism Australia, Destination NSW and the Tourism Industry Council, on a “fact finding mission” that also coincides with the annual Macau Festival and Macau Food Week.

Email the Travel Weekly team at traveldesk@travelweekly.com.au

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