Border hour extension won’t fuel visitor arrivals

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The imminent extension of hours at three inland Zhuhai-Macau checkpoints on December 18 will not overly stimulate the number of visitor arrivals in the short term, Macau Government Tourist Office director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said. While mainland Chinese visitors travelling on package tours and individual visit schemes would not be entering or exiting Macau during late night hours, the more important factor affecting their stay here remains tourism attractions offered by the city, she said