Gaming
At last, the green light. Hotel-casino operator Macau Legend Development says regulators have approved the addition of 35 gaming tables. These will be installed in Fisherman's Wharf.
Economy
More competition round the corner. The Zhuhai International Convention & Exhibition Centre starts its trial operation today. Macau MICE industry representatives say they are up for the challenge. But some convention business will inevitably be diverted.
Business
Portugal comes calling. The mayor of Porto was recently here on an official visit. He said Porto’s creative, tourism and infrastructure industries presented good investment opportunities.
Gaming
Local labour groups are up in arms. They claim some gaming operators are permitting smoking on premium mass gaming floors. The government is accused of incompetence in enforcing the law.
Business
A meeting of like minds. Hotel operators Artyzen Hospitality, owned by Shun Tak, and Dutch boutique brand citizenM have a JV. And say Hengqin Island has resort destination potential.
Economy
Sometimes a helping hand is necessary. Property management attracted the largest group of Macau residents to apply for the government’s income supplement scheme in the first half of the year.
Gaming
We read it a lot. Macau revenues are seven times bigger than Las Vegas. But where do we stand in terms of minimum bet? Industry-watcher CLSA says Macau’s entry fee is ‘astronomical’.
Economy
GTEF kicked off here today. The first Asia Tourism Trends report will be one of the highlights of this year’s Global Tourism Economy Forum. The trend report was conducted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre (GTERC).
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