Macau may be small, but this Far Eastern destination close to Hong Kong has made a big impact on the tourism industry in recent years following considerable investment in grand hotels and modern infrastructure. Despite such recent developments, the former Portuguese territory’s appeal undoubtedly lies in its heritage as a place where East meets West – where Southern Europe meets China. And the blend is still prevalent today, evident in Macau’s plethora of historic buildings – with temples and catholic churches sitting alongside each other – and, just as importantly, in its food, events, festivals and laid-back culture too.
It’s clear that Macau is quickly evolving into a highly diverse and vibrant destination, with over 60,000 UK visitors in 2011 demonstrating its growing popularity. It’s a trend that looks likely to continue, as Macau adds to the range of exciting new hotels and attractions on offer year-by-year.
In the UK, the Macau Government Tourist Office works closely with the UK travel trade by offering training materials, fam trips, events and other opportunities, and, as a travel agent, there’s no better way to get involved than by signing up to Travel Uni’s Macau Specialist programme!