Increasing numbers of tourists are booking cheap flights to Macau, figures from the region’s Statistics and Census Service have revealed.
The total number of arrivals to the special administrative region of China increased 6.7 percent year-on-year last month, with many visitors attracted to Macau’s mix of Chinese and Portuguese heritage.
Sue Whitehead, the UK and Ireland representative for the Macau Government Tourist Office, said this blend of cultures is what makes the region unique.
"Only an hour from Hong Kong, Macau offers a very different experience to its near-neighbour and makes a great addition to any far east holiday," she explained.
Ms Whitehead went on to say that on many visitors’ to-do lists is a visit to the Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site containing 20 buildings, streets and piazzas including Taoist temples and baroque churches.
According to the Pacific Asia Travel Association, there will be a 2.7 percent growth in international visitor numbers to Asia-Pacific destinations over the next three years.