Helena de Senna Fernandes Maria

    Helena de Senna Fernandes Maria is the deputy director of the Macau Government Tourism Office.

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    Visitor arrivals to Macau up 5.4 pct in 2017: MGTO

    The Macau SAR saw total visitor arrivals grow 5.4 percent in 2017, reaching 32.6 million, said the head of Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes on Wednesday, reports Macau News. Visitors from Korea ranked first among international markets, with over 870,000 visitors arriving to Macau in the year. Japan, Philippines and […]

    The 13 misses Monday opening deadline: Bloomberg

    The 13 Holdings Ltd. missed its July 31 deadline to open its hotel in Macau, a condition of its HK$3 billion (US$384 million) loan from Bank of Communications Co., according to a report from Bloomberg. Speaking with people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported that the $1.6 billion luxury hotel is aiming to open before […]

    MGTO waiting for The 13’s request for inspection

    The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is still waiting for the request from The 13 Holdings to inspect the property to start the licensing process, according to comments from MGTO director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes to Business Daily. “All documents are already approved but we’re still awaiting the request to inspect the property. Without […]

    Macau visitor numbers reached 30.95 million in 2016: MGTO

    Macau’s total visitor arrivals hit a record 30.95 million in 2016, a 0.8 percent rise over a year earlier, says the Macau Government Tourism Office on Wednesday. The statistics came from an annual press conference held by MGTO, with director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes on stage as the main speaker. According to Fernandes, while […]

    Corrective work yet to begin at Beijing Imperial Palace

    Beijing Imperial Palace has yet to commence corrective works on the property to rectify its faults after the government ordered its temporary closure in late July, local media reports. “At this moment, from what we know, they have yet to conduct any works on the property [Beijing Imperial Palace]. Just yesterday we received letters from […]

    Beijing Imperial Palace shuts down for six months

    The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) has ordered the temporary closure of Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel (formerly known as New Century Hotel) for a period of six months. According to a release on the government website, the decision was made as the hotel “committed serious administrative irregularities and failed to carry out essential fire safety […]

    MGTO expects 33 million visitors in 2015

    The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) is forecasting 33 million arrivals in 2015, up from 31.5 million, with modest growth expected during Chinese New Year in February. MGTO director Helena de Senna Fernandes says some one million people are expected to arrive during the first week of Chinese New Year celebrations, with about 800,000 mainland […]