TRAVEL GAZETTE – Macao will hold the 28th edition of Macao International Fireworks Display Contest in September and October 2016, with 10 teams from different countries, the special administrative region’s tourism authorities said on Thursday.
Macao’s Tourism Office Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes told the press that the event has drawn many visitors to Macao for over two decades, and the tourism office will carry on to stage a wider diversity of fascinating events and help Macao become a world tourism and leisure center.
This year’s contest has drawn many world-class firework companies from Thailand, Portugal, Britain, Switzerland, China, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Canada and Romania. The show will be held above the sea area across Macao Tower on Sept.3, 10, 15 and 24 and Oct. 1.
Firework industry once was one of the backbones in Macao’s economy in early 20th century. The first Macao International Fireworks Display Contest was held here in 1989 with five contending teams.