Macau is the place to be for Aussies

Mozo

Friday 13 April 2012

It seems that Aussies are taking full advantage of the strong dollar by heading to one of the world's biggest gambling hotspots in their droves.

Tourism chiefs in Macau – a region of China – have reported that Australians cannot get enough of the place.

The number of people visiting the island from down under grew by 15 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2012.

In March alone, 9,994 Aussies flew into the island, which was a 20 per cent rise on the corresponding month in 2011.

The famous betting paradise accrues more revenue from gambling than Las Vegas and Aussies clearly love to risk their overseas travel money on the thousands of roulette machines and card tables throughout the resort.

Macau Government Tourist Office for Australia and New Zealand general manager Helen Wong believes strong promotional campaigns in Sydney last year helped raise Macau's profile.

She also stated that the high value of the Aussie dollar has given people more spending power when they venture to the Chinese island.

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