- The Historic Centre of Macao was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2005. With the old district as the core, the Historic Centre of Macao consists of 22 Chinese and Western-style buildings that are connected by 8 squares and public spaces, serving as an important feature for the tourism industry.
- In November 2017, Macao was designated as a “Creative City of Gastronomy” by the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN). A number of restaurants have been listed on internationally respected guidebooks, such as Michelin Guide, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, Black Pearl Restaurant Guide and Forbes Travel Guide.
Through the “Tourism+” development model, Macao is building itself into a comprehensive tourism and leisure destination that integrates gastronomic attractions, vacation, sightseeing, shopping, entertainment, culture, medical treatment, sports and other elements at accelerating pace, constantly enriching Macao as a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure.
The added value of the tourism and leisure industry accounts for approximately 50% of the total added value of the industry.
- Macao’s tourism sector suffered significantly from the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2022. By virtue of the efforts made by all members of society, the pandemic prevention has seen positive results during the preliminary stage. In 2022, Macao’s visitor arrivals totalled 5.7million, decreased by 26.0% over 2021, and the total consumption amount decreased by 25.7% year-on-year to MOP 18.17 billion.
- As of the end of April 2023, there were 129 hotel establishments in Macao, supplying 42,909 guest rooms.
Integrated Tourism and Leisure Industry