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Jakarta Post

Macau committed to becoming world class destination

  • Sagara Kusuma

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 13 2016   /  08:56 am

Macau is committed to attracting more Indonesian tourists to the Chinese special administrative region by appointing an official representative in the country.

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) appointed VFS Global in hopes of revamping tourism between Indonesia and Macau.

To ensure that Macau becomes “appealing to the largest bloc of tourists in Southeast Asia”, Macau plans to establish a “safe, versatile, culture-rich and historical” destination for Indonesian tourists, said MGTO director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said during a press conference announcing the new partnership.

Statistics from the MGTO show that Indonesians made up less than 0.53 percent of visitors in 2015. Only 163,353 tourists were from Indonesia out of 30.7 million visitors to the former Portuguese colony. That was a far cry from the 490,000 Indonesians visiting Hong Kong i...