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The Year of the Tiger roars into Macao
Macao’s Chinese New Year festivities in the past two years were more restrained and quieter than usual, due to the pandemic and the preventative measures in place. But, this year, the city greeted the Year of the Tiger with a roaring celebration not seen in the city since 2019. Fireworks also lit up the night sky to greet a prosperous year with better fortune for all!
There are already signs of improvement. From 31 January to 6 February 2022, the Macao Government Tourism Office recorded 95,696 people visiting the city, a daily average of 15,949. Compared to last year that represents a 23.6 per cent increase in total visitor arrivals. Macau International Airport recorded over 29,000 air passengers during the Chinese New Year holiday, which is a 208 per cent increase year-on-year.
All of this creates hopes that the city will see better times coming.