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August 2, 2017 Destination North Asia No Comments Email Email

Macao is set to have Sydney shoppers in a spin in August through two more spectacular “Virtual Reality” presentations which literally have everyone viewing Macao – 360-degrees.

And the good news is that the presentations will be free.

Beginning at suburban Chatswood Chase from Thursday, August 3 till Sunday, August 6, the shopping centre expo will hit the road again on August 20-23, this time visiting Eastgardens Westfield, in Sydney’s southern suburbs.

The showings will bring to an end a two-month campaign which began at Parramatta and Castle Hill in Sydney’s north-west.

While seated and geared with goggles at a specially designed and decorated Macao Government Tourism Office stand, shoppers enjoy closeups of the former Portuguese enclave’s major attractions as if they were there.

By donning the goggles they also have an opportunity to fly like an eagle, experiencing an exhilarating Macau Tower bungee jump, 233 metres above the ground.

The showing of the VR imagery, filmed in Macao earlier this year, coincides with the Macao Government Tourism Office’s links with Xiamen Airlines in launching a new “One Fare – Two Cities” product.

It’s the first time the Chinese airline has teamed with the MGTO (Australia) to offer a dedicated fare, the price – from $768 – including a complimentary night’s stay in Xiamen (6-24hrs) or a free coach tour (4 -24hrs) of a city popular for its beaches and colonial past.

In addition, passengers would not require a China visa if spending up to 72 hours in Xiamen.

Macao is visa-free for Australian passport holders staying no more than 30 days.

The new Xiamen Airlines product will allow Australians to fly from Sydney and Melbourne to Xiamen for a night’s stopover before boarding the connecting short-haul flight to Macao International Airport. A series of MGTO-hosted travel industry workshops highlighting the new fare have also taken place in Sydney with two more planned before the end of August.

  • The Xiamen Airlines $768 fare to Macao applies to tickets booked before October 30, 2017.

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