Posts Tagged ‘China outbound travel’

Lawrence Ho triggers Macau mass hysteria

January 14, 2016

The global gaming capital’s newest casino resort, Lawrence Ho’s Studio City aims to refocus Macau on the mass market with entertainment attractions and no VIP tables. So far, though, there’s limited evidence that Macau can attract visitors for amusements beyond gaming.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Galaxy, rival casinos expand as Macau contracts

June 5, 2015

In the midst of a yearlong revenue, Galaxy Macau unveiled a $3 billion expansion to its Cotai resort last week. It’s the first of the $20 billion wave of new resorts aiming to refocus Macau on the mass market and non-gaming attractions.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.

Macau losing big bet on Chinese tourists

May 14, 2015

March visitor arrivals in Macau fell 13.5 percent, including a 17% decline in arrivals from mainland China. Macau increasingly relies on mainland China tourists, but the March numbers plus 11 straight months of falling casino revenue highlight the perils of that choice.

Totally globalized native New Yorker and former broadcast news producer Muhammad Cohen is a blogger for Forbes and author of Hong Kong On Air, a novel set in his adopted hometown during the 1997 handover about television news, love, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. See his bio, online archive and more at www.muhammadcohen.com; follow him on Facebook and Twitter @MuhammadCohen.


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