The Macau casino industry is set to benefit from an improved transportation link with Ireland as of June.
A trade mission by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce were given a tour of Macau aimed at boosting visibility of the casino hot spot, ahead of the launch of a new direct flight path from the Irish capital to Hong Kong.
The route will be the first direct link to the Asia-Pacific region from Dublin and is expected to provide a great boost to the 40,000 yearly visits between the destinations.
“From speaking to the delegates who had a superb briefing on opportunities in Macau and on lessons for the Irish tourism sector, it is clear that there is increased focus in Ireland on the Macau market,” explained Irish consul general to Hong Kong and Macau, Peter Ryan.
“With the introduction of the direct flight from Hong Kong to Dublin in June, there has never been a better time to build on the flourishing links between Ireland and Macau in the areas of business, tourism, education and culture. We are all very excited for the period ahead,” he added.