Tourist arrivals to grow by up to 5 pct

The territory’s top tourist official expects this year’s growth in the number of visitors will only be up to 5 percent. The comment by Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, director of the Macau Government Tourist Office, implies that growth will slow in the remaining months of this year, given that Macau received over 7.69 million visitors in the first three months, up 9 percent year-on-year. Ms Senna Fernandes also said on the sidelines of gaming expo G2E Asia that the Office will work harder to appeal to more long-haul travellers.