VFS Global appointed Macau Tourism Office in India

Last year, around 167,000 tourists from India visited Macau but MTGO wants to increase this number by targeting New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Ahmedabad

Macau Government Tourist Office has appointed VFS Global to represent the Office in India. The Deputy Director of MGTO, Cecilia Tse, announced the decision during the inauguration of the representation office in New Delhi.
“We’re looking forward to rolling out customised travel packages to Macau for Indian tourists with our new representative, VFS Global.
Leisure, MICE, and especially the wedding segments, are our key focus areas for this year. We are keen on hosting gala Bollywood events in Macau,” Cecilia Tse said.
Concerning the promotion of Macau as a tourist destination in India, MGTO will also open an office in Mumbai, as part of its strategy to target New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Ahmedabad.
“By the end of September 2015, we aim to host a Macau Symposium wherein leading tour operators selling Macau will get to network with key trade partners of MGTO. We will also be considering more virtual platforms such as webinars to reach out to a wider audience and educate them about the various tourism facets of Macau,” said Arzan Khambatta, India Head of MGTO.
Last year, some 167,216 Indians visited Macau, an increase of 4.5 per cent over 2013 when 160,019 Indians visited the Special Administrative Region. However, Cecilia Tse said this market has huge growth potential and that a strategy will emphasise both trade and consumer segments.
The key trend in the Indian market in recent years has been the increasing arrivals of families and group travellers, focusing on gaming with an average stay exceeding 2.6 nights accompanied by a good amount of average spend, said Tse.