St Regis rises in Macau

Sands China and Starwood have reached a major milestone in the development of the first ever St Regis hotel in Macau. The project recently celebrated its 'topping out', as the new…

MGM to develop US$2.5bn resort in Macau

MGM Resorts International has received permission to develop a new US$2.5 billion gaming resort on Macau's Cotai Strip. Through its 51%-owned subsidiary, MGM China , the company will create…

Ice festival returns to Macau

Ice World, Asia’s biggest indoor ice event, returns to the Venetian Macao next month. Following the inaugural event in 2011, Ice World returns from 19 May to 16 September 2012, transforming…

iVenture launches Macau visitor pass

iVenture Card has launched a new travel pass for visitors to Macau.The 'See Macau Pass' allows visitors to the city to choose from a list of offers by tourism operators such as TurboJET and…

Grand opening for Banyan Tree Macau

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has marked the grand opening of its first Macau hotel. The Banyan Tree Macau, located at the US$2 billion Galaxy Macau integrated resort complex, first…

Banyan Tree debuts in Macau

Banyan Tree made its debut in Macau yesterday with the opening of its new urban resort, located at the US$2 billion Galaxy Macau integrated resort. The Banyan Tree Macau offer 246 suites,…

Hilton to launch Conrad in Macau

Hilton Worldwide and Sands China Ltd have announced the signing of a franchise agreement to open the first Conrad hotel in Macau. Comprising 636 rooms, the Conrad Macao, Cotai Strip is…

Wynn Macau pays record prices for vases

Wynn Macau has purchased four Chinese porcelain vases for a staggering GBP7.99 million (US$12.8 million) - far exceeding the current world auction record for such items. The items, which…

Hotel Okura Macau marks successful launch

More than 100 VIP guests from Japan, Hong Kong and across the region attended a ceremony on 2 July congratulating Hotel Okura Macau on the success of its opening in May this year. Guests…

MGM closes Macau deal

MGM Resorts International has announced that it has closed the private offering to Emerging Corporate Limited - an entity owned indirectly by Ms Pansy Ho, the daughter of Macau casino…

Galaxy Hotel Macau joins Worldhotels

Galaxy Hotel, the soon-to-open 1,500-room hotel at the Galaxy Macau integrated resort, has joined Worldhotels. Scheduled to open on 15 May, the new property will join its sister property,…

Galaxy Macau to open on 15 May

Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) today announced that Galaxy Macau, the integrated destination resort in the Cotai entertainment area, will open on 15 May. Accommodation at Galaxy Macau…

Macau operation boosts Wynn

Wynn Resorts Ltd has reported a fourth quarter net profit of US$114.2 million. The result marked a return to profit for the company, which suffered a loss of US$5.2 million in the same…

Mandarin Oriental Macau introduces spa

Hong Kong, 4 June 2010 - The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Macau offers holistic rejuvenation and relaxation in a serene, meditative setting. With the most comprehensive range of wellness,…

Viva Macau winds down

Viva Macau Airlines has closed its offices and is now seeking "an orderly and responsible winding down of the business", the airline has said in a statement. The move follows the…

Macau fuel prices rise 15%

The average selling price of fuels in Macau recorded a 15.2% year-on-year increase in the second quarter of 2009, according to the figures from the city's Statistics and Census Service…

Macau arrivals fall 11.9%

Macau's visitor arrivals for the first seven months of 2009 reached approximately 12 million, a drop of 11.9% from the same period last year, Xinhua report the city's Statistics…

Jumeirah signs deal for Macau hotel

The Jumeirah Group has signed a management agreement with Shun Tak Holdings Limited to operate a new five-star deluxe hotel in the Cotai area of Macau. Scheduled for completion in 2013, The…

Macau prepares for APAVT

The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) and the Portuguese Association of Travel Agencies (APAVT) have made the preparations for the 34th National Congress of APAVT, due to open in…

AACVB meets in Macau

The Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (AACVB) has held a two-day meeting in Macau to discuss the new strategic plan to promote MICE in Asia. Attendees at the Venetian Macau…

Mobil ratings come to HK & Macau

Hotels in Hong Kong and Macau to receive official Mobil Star Ratings for the first time, when the company's new guide book, 'Mobil Travel Guide: Hong Kong & Macau' is released next…

Geishas available at Crown Macau

For a limited time, the Crown Macau has welcomed four geishas from the famed Matsunoya Geisha House in Tokyo to its signature Sakura dining room in Tenmasa. They will be available to…

Macau spending up 9%

Visitor spending in Macau rose 9% in the second quarter of 2008, Xinhua has reported. Per-capita spending of visitors rose to MOP1,613 (US$202), according to figures released…

Sofitel Macau opens

Accor's latest Chinese property, the Sofitel Macau at Ponte16, has opened its doors on the Macau waterfront. The 408-room property will have a casino attached, and marks the 22nd Sofitel to…

High rollers boost Macau

Macau's casino revenues rose 48% in the second-quarter of 2008, theShanghai Daily has reported. The city's 30 casinos generated MOP28.9 billion(US$3.6 billion) between them in the three…

Macau arrivals rise 17%

Macau's welcomed 12.6 million during the first 5 months of 2008, Xinhua has reported, representing a 17.4% increase from the same period in 2007. The Chinese mainland, Hong…

Galaxy brings Banyan Tree to Macau

At Galaxy mega resort, it will design and operate 254 rooms including 238 suites, 16 floating villas with private pools, cabanas, and spa. "This partnership with Banyan Tree will strongly…

Macau casinos on a roll

Macau casino revenues soared to a record 10.33 billion patacas (US$1.28 billion) in January, a two-thirds increase from a year ago, the first time it has surpassed the 10 billion…

Macau thanks HK trade

The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) held a luncheon in Hong Kong last week to thank the travel trade, business partners and media for their support in promoting Macau…

Venetian Macau sees 10 million visitors

The Venetian Macau-Resort-Hotel has welcomed its 10 millionth visitor this week since it opened less than six months ago on August 28 last year. The lucky visitor from Shanghai received a…

Macau packs them in

Mainland China continued to provide the bulk of tourists Macau which itself is undergoing massive infrastructure development and is hosting a series of events to draw even more this year.…

Okura goes to Macau

Japan's Hotel Okura is slated to operate a hotel scheduled to open in Macau in September 2009. Hong Kong-based Galaxy Entertainment Group is developing the project to build a major…

Da Vinci comes to Macau

A travelling Da Vinci exhibition will be in Macau from December 1 to February next year; its first time in Asia." Da Vinci - An Exhibition of Genius" has travelled to cities such…

A W in Macau

It will be built within the Macau Studio City complex, situated on Cotai, an area for gaming, entertainment and resort developments. W Macau Studio City will have 563 guest rooms. It…

Macau’s cash cow

Macau'scash cowTheSouth China Morning Post reported that casino revenue in Macausoared 50% in the second quarter of 2007 to reach a whopping US$2.5 billion.Thetally comes in spite of travel…

More access for Macau

The act is the fourth supplement to the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement with Macau, and is scheduled to go into effect on 1 Jan, 2008. Hong Kong signed a similar agreement…

Macau arrivals soar

He said Macau welcomed over 10 million visitors in the first five months of 2007, a 21.45% leap over the same period last year. China, Hong Kong and Taiwan continue to bring…

Crown Macau soft opens

For those playing the big game, Robert Goldstein, a senior VP for Las Vegas Sands, unloaded 620,000 shares of Macau's top developer's shares for US$77.92 a pop.

Marriott makes major Macau move

The Macau Studio City Marriott Hotel, scheduled to open in 2009joins the massive Macau Studio Complex's 2,300-seat theatre, casino, exhibition centre, 1-million square feet of retail space…

Visa wins in Macau

The Visa promotion, which lasts until 30 Sep 07 gives Visa cardholders using their credit card in Macau the chance to win prizes, including discounts at over 30 participating…

Macau travel blog launch

Commentary,travel tips, interactive features and insights into visiting Macauare some of the blog's features, providing visitorswith unprecedented access to information on one…

澳门博彩业继续复苏

在经历了连续两年下滑的局面后,澳门博彩业近期收入已企稳,最近三个月更是出现两位数的增幅。 澳门博彩监察协调局2日公布的数据显示,4月澳门博彩业毛收入为201.62亿澳门元,同比增长16.3%,好于市场预期,为连续第九个月实现正增长。今年前四个月,澳门博彩业总收入达到836.4亿澳门元,同比增长13.8%。 澳门目前仍然是全球最大的博彩市场。

AirAsia goes large

AirAsia will introduce an Airbus A330 aircraft on two routes this month, marking the first time the short-haul low-cost carrier has utilised large, twin-aisle large aircraft. From 19…

澳门和Travelport合作 拉动旅游业增长

澳门政府旅游局(MGTO)和Travelport签订了一份新的市场分销协议,希望吸引更多旅客来澳门。 在新协议下,澳门将通过Travelport的GDS渠道,将其市场信息传递到目标代理们那里。这一活动主要目标是吸引中东、非洲的旅行者,同时各位旅行代理们也会有在线竞争渠道。…

Hyatt debuts in Chengdu

Hyatt has opened the Grand Hyatt Chengdu, its first hotel southwest China's Sichuan province. Located on the 10th to 39th floors of the Chicony Square building in the city's Jinjiang…

St Regis to debut in India

Starwood Hotels & Resorts will launch its luxury St Regis brand in India later this year. The existing Palladium Hotel in Mumbai is currently undergoing a rebranding and will be…

澳门万豪、丽思卡尔顿本月底开业

坐落于澳门银河的万豪旗下两家酒店,澳门万豪酒店和澳门丽思卡尔顿酒店已于本月27日隆重开业。 两家新酒店都位于澳门的顶级综合度假城“澳门银河”,宾客可以选择在亚洲最大的JW万豪酒店享受入住体验,或是在丽思卡尔顿酒店体验首间全套方式酒店,感受最优质的入住体验。…

米高梅澳门签订30亿美金信贷

米高梅中国最近新签订了一笔信贷安排,这将使得公司有实力继续发展米高梅路氹金光的一体化度假村项目。 米高梅集团日前公布,总价值15.5亿美元贷款和14.5亿美元的循环型贷款,共计30亿美元的贷款已被签订,将进一步帮助澳门米高梅的发展壮大。 米高梅中国总裁兼首席执行官Grant…

澳门Roosevelt酒店明年开业

位于洛杉矶的著名Hollywood Roosevelt酒店来到澳门,明年将迎来开业。 坐落于路氹金光大道,澳门Roosevelt酒店定位于奢华度假,设计上融合了好莱坞气息和1950年代的复古格调。…

澳门贸易投资促进局加大宣传

日前,澳门贸易投资促进局举办商务交流会,宣传澳门贸易投资促进局作为澳门特区政府专责拓展贸易和投资市场的一个部门,成立二十年来持续致力为海内外工商界和投资者在澳门投资经商提供服务,同时,欢迎企业到访澳门参加和举办会展活动,利用澳门平台开拓葡语国家等海外市场。        …

Chinese aviation briefs

Chinese airlines to carry 47.5m pax over New Year Chinese airlines are expected to carry 47.52 million passengers over the Lunar New Year holiday period. The forecast, which was made…

SATTE broadens appeal for 2015

Indian travel trade show SATTE is expected to have a broader appeal next year, due to the new Indian government’s apparent focus on the tourism industry. Organiser UBM India reports…

澳门机场单月旅客量突破52万

8月向为暑假出游高峰,到访澳门旅客及本地居民外游人数亦不断增加,这使澳门国际机场客运量和航班起降量保持稳定增长,并在2014年8月单月旅客创下自营运以来的记录,超过52万人次,航班量超过3,400架单次,分别比去年同期上升6.5%和1.4%。…

APEC旅游部长会议9月澳门举行

人民日报海外版消息,国家旅游局近日在京举行新闻发布会,宣布第八届APEC旅游部长会议将于9月13日在澳门东亚运动会体育馆举办,将有来自21个经济体的旅游部长参加。…

Hilton debuts in Shenzhen

Hilton has opened its first hotel in Shenzhen. The 16-storey Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai is located in the centre of the Guangdong city, facing Shenzhen Bay and the Pearl River…

Tigerair expands in China

Tigerair is continuing its expansion in China with the launch of a new route to the seaport city of Ningbo, Zhejiang province. The new service will operate three times a week direct…

钓鱼台美高梅酒店集团任命周钰媚女士为区域市场销售总监

钓鱼台美高梅酒店集团于日前正式任命周钰媚女士为区域市场销售总监。周钰媚女士将全面负责集团公司及旗下酒店的市场销售工作,并为提升品牌影响力及公司运营提供全面支持。 周钰媚女士拥有20余年酒店及旅游业从业经验,于香港、澳门、中国大陆以及海外地区多家酒店及旅游行业任职多年,不仅曾在香港半岛酒店(Peninsula Hotel)、文华东方酒店集团(Mandarin Oriental…

Five on Friday – Asia

Three for two at The Siam, Bangkok The Siam, the riverside resort in Bangkok, is offering guests the chance to stay for three nights for the price of two. Guests can choose from any…

Conrad opens new Beijing hotel

Hilton has opened the Conrad Beijing, its new flagship property in the Chinese capital. Located in the Chaoyang district of the city, Conrad Beijing features 289 rooms and suites, all…

AirAsia touches down in Shanghai

AirAsia touched down in Shanghai for this first time today, marking the start of a new scheduled service from Kuala Lumpur. The low-cost carrier's long-haul unit, AirAsia X, will now…

2,000 more room open at Sheraton Macao

The Sheraton Macao Hotel has celebrated the opening of its second tower, the Earth Tower, adding 2,067 more rooms to the property. The new additions take the hotel's total inventory to…

Chinese arrivals dip in 2012

The number of tourists travelling to China declined unexpectedly in 2012. According to the latest data from the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), 133 million international…

AirAsia X to fly to Shanghai

AirAsia X is expanding its network in China with the introduction of direct flights to Shanghai. From 19 February 2013, the low-cost carrier will commence six weekly flights from Kuala…

Venetian Macao hits MICE milestone

For the first time since its 2007 opening, the Venetian Macao’s main exhibition centre, the CotaiExpo, has hosted one million visitors in the first 10 months of a year. The record figure…

Asian aviation briefs

VietJet adds Vinh flights VietJet Air has commenced flight to Vinh, in north-central Vietnam. The new direct route from Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) will be operated daily using VietJet's…

EVA receives first Airbus A321

EVA Air has received its first Airbus A321-200 aircraft following a ceremony at the planemaker’s factory in Hamburg. The new single-aisle aircraft is the first of 12 A321s ordered by…

Hard Rock to move into China

Hard Rock International has announced plans to launch two new hotels in China. Through a collaboration with golf resort operator Mission Hills, the two new Hard Rock hotels are expected to…

Thirsty Thursday Survey

Dear Industry friends, We would like to get your view on our Thirsty Thursday event held monthly in Dubai. Two lucky entrants will get a special prize at the next Thirsty Thursday event…

China woos Indian travellers

The tourism departments of Macau, Hong Kong and Guangdong province in China have come together to woo Indian travellers. "India is a huge market for us. Lots of tourists go to Hong Kong…

Asia arrivals growth slows again

The growth in international visitor arrivals to the Asia Pacific region continues to slow down. According to the latest data from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the region…

The latest appointments – Asia

ED FULLER has been announced as the new President of California-based consultancy company Laguna Strategic Advisors. Fuller takes the new role having retired from Marriott International in…

Banyan Tree to expand in China

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is planning to expand in China with the launch of new urban resorts in Shanghai and Tianjin. Opening in October and November 2012 respectively, the Banyan…

Asian tourism growth slows

The growth of international arrivals to the Asia Pacific region slowed to just 4% in April, according to the latest data from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The results,…

Asian Aviation Briefs

China to build 82 new airports China will build 82 new airports by 2015 in an effort to provide transport links to remote rural areas. Speaking at a news conference in Shanghai recently,…

Sands China hosts Bangkok roadshow

Sands China showcased the range of facilities offered at the Sands Cotai Macao to the Thai travel trade recently, with a product seminar at Conrad Bangkok. The event was designed to boost…

Hotels gear up for Chinese boom

Hotels in Asia Pacific are expecting a major rise in Chinese visitors in the coming years, according to a new survey by Hotels.com. Launched today (Friday 13 July 2012), the company's…

THAI Smile takes off

Thai Airways International's (THAI) new regional carrier, THAI Smile, has launched its first flight. The new carrier's first Airbus A320 aircraft took off from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi…

THAI Smile receives first A320

THAI Smile, the new regional subsidiary of Thai Airways International (THAI), has taken delivery of its first aircraft, an Airbus A320. The new narrow-body aircraft will be configured with…

Staff appointments 21/06/12

Movers and shakers in the travel industry this week. Alexandra Sanchez has been named as commercial manager at Air Europa. Sanchez has 12 years aviation experience including roles at Air…

Abacus seals Air Busan content

Abacus International has signed a new five-year exclusive agreement with Korean low-cost carrier Air Busan. Effective 1 August 2012, the deal will see Air Busan become the first Korean LCC…

Mandarin Oriental to open in Chengdu

Mandarin Oriental has signed a management agreement for a new luxury hotel in Chengdu. Currently under development, the Mandarin Oriental Chengdu will form part of a mixed-use development…

Marriott signs 250th Asian hotel

Marriott International has signed its 250th hotel in Asia - the Renaissance Bo'ao Resort & Spa in China. The new deal means US-based Marriott now has 129 open hotels plus a development…

Air Europa

CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF AIR EUROPA’S DAILY SERVICE TO LIMA AND WIN A BOTTLE OF WINE To celebrate Air Europa’s daily service to Lima from 26 June, the Latin America specialist is giving…

PATA welcomes new Chairman

João Manuel Costa Antunes has been introduced as the new Chairman of PATA. The current Director of the Macau Government Tourist Office (MTGO), Antunes officially took over from out-going…

Wyndham signs contract on China property

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation yesterday announced the signing of an agreement to manage a new 401-room property in southern China. The Wyndham Grand Foshan Gaoming will feature 98…

PAL temporarily cuts services

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is reducing flight frequencies across its network as it prepares to handover various services to outside agents. The airline has chosen to outsource catering,…

Cebu launches ZERO sale

The Philippines' national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific has launched its trademark ZERO fare seat sale to all its 33 domestic and 16 international destinations. Tickets available for sale must…

Banyan Tree to showcase expansion

Banyan Tree Holdings Limited will use the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2011 to reveal a series of expansion and development plans. The luxury hotel company, which this week is on show in…

Banyan Tree pens Hong Kong training deal

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has signed two Memoranda Of Understanding (MoUs) with The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) to…