The Macau Government Tourist Office has held a tourism promotion event in Malaysia launching more flexible premium plans to attract local travel agents to promote Macau tours.
Joao Manuel Costa Antunes, director of the Macau Government Tourist Office, and 50 Malaysian travel agencies, attended the event.
This kind of event has been held in Malaysia by MGTO from 2004. At present, there are a total of 28 nonstop flights a week between Macau and Kuala Lumpur, this brings a considerable number of inbound tourists to Macau. Last year, Macau welcomed more than 98,000 tourists from Malaysia, a sharp increase of 103% compared to 2004. For the first ten months of this year, the growth rate in the number of inbound tourists from Malaysia to Macau exceeded 102%. With more large tourism projects being completed, together with the brand effect of Macau's world heritage, Macau will strive to become one of the major cultural destinations in Asia.