‘Macao Street’ in Seoul to Inspire More Koreans to Visit Macao
Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) unveiled its annual major promotion in Korea on 23rd April, featuring a 'Macao Street' in Seoul to showcase the city's heritage, gastronomy and signature events as a way of attracting more Koreans to visit Macao. Travel marts in Seoul and Busan are also being held in tandem with the promotion to enhance relations between Macao and Korea tourism operators, further developing Macao's top international visitor source market.
From 23rd to 29th April, families and other moviegoers to the popular CGV Yeouido multi-entertainment cinema complex, inside IFC Mall, in Seoul, will be greeted by a 'Macao Street' displaying the city's gastronomy and signature events, set up in a Macao heritage themed environment. 'Macao Street' features a 'Macao Screen Box' at the gate of one of the CGV theatres, equipped with Screen-X, inviting moviegoers to experience Macao, with special emphasis upon the city's recent designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. Right in front, a 'Macao Café' displays the city's major attractions and an information desk. An International Film Festival & Awards．Macao image wall and photo-taking zone will also serve as a main attraction of 'Macao Street'.
In addition, Macao tourism operators - representing more than twenty hotels, resorts, travel agencies, air and sea transportation companies, entertainment and event venues - are in Korea to attend the MGTO organized travel marts in Seoul on 23rd April and in Busan on 25th April, in tandem with the annual major promotion of Macao in Korea, to promote more direct business contacts between the two sides, attracting around 180 Korean tourism industry personnel.
Korea is Macao's top international visitor source market, with the country becoming the first international visitor source market to surpass half a million visitors in 2014. For the last couple of years it has posted double-digit growth, increasing 32 per cent to 874 thousand visitors in 2017. In the first three months of 2018, the number of visitors continued to increase by 4.6 per cent.