Breaking Travel News interview: Ciaran Carruthers, Senior Vice President, The Venetian Macao
As Macao transforms itself from a casino-led destination into a world-leading resort one property has been at the forefront of its growth – The Venetian Macao. Here Breaking Travel News sits down with Ciaran Carruthers, Senior Vice President at the property to discuss how the brand is recalibrating its offering to meet the growing demands of consumers.
Karl Lagerfield plans fashion hotel in Macau
Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld is planning to enter the hospitality industry following the signing of a deal to design a 270-room signature hotel in Macau. The 270-room property is expected to open in 2017 in a 20-story tower, the Lisboa Palace, in the gambling enclave in southern China.
Macau Tourist Office launches first walking tour app
The Macau Government Tourist Office has launched an iOS app designed to complement four recently created walking tours that take visitors off the beaten tourist trail. The new app, titled ‘Step Out, Macau’, allows users to explore the walking tours in greater detail, while on the move, to give a greater travel experience.
Macau’s largest hotel set to open
Starwood is set to open its largest ever Sheraton hotel this September, within the Sands Cotai Central complex in Macau. Two new Marriott properties are billed to open within the development in 2015.
Expedia inks deal with Macau.com
Online marketing portal Macau.com is linking up with Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN), providing visitors to Macau.com with access to 149,000 hotels worldwide, via booking platform, Chameleon. Macau, which is emerging as a leading MICE destination, reported 28 million visitors in 2011.
Seychelles Tourism meets member of Legislative Assembly of Macau
Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, met with Mr. Chan Meng Kam, member of the Legislative Assembly of the Macau Special Administration Region of the People’s Republic of China, when he was on a working visit to Hong Kong and Macau last week.
Playboy Club Macau opens this weekend
Playboy has confirmed it will officially welcome guests to its new Playboy Club Macau this weekend. Following the success of Playboy Club Las Vegas, Playboy is determined to elevate Macau beyond its status as a gaming centre and to pioneer its move into becoming a high-end entertainment destination.
AirAsia eyes foothold in prized Macao
A prized air operating licence has been put up for tender in Macao, offering overseas carriers an opportunity to establish a foothold in the world’s largest gambling market. Front runners in the race include Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia.
Macau launches tourism revival plans
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of the Macau SAR, the Macau Government Tourist Office will launch - Plan to Support Macau Tourism Industry - on May 18 to attract more visitors to Macau. The plan will also include measures to support tourism development in Sichuan. The total budget of the plan is MOP172,400,000.
Indonesia and Macau buck trend in Asian slowdown
As the final numbers on Asia’s 2008 tourism performance are tallied, preliminary results from different sources suggest that the winners in terms of inbound tourism included Indonesia with 17 percent and Macau with 10 percent. Southeast and South Asia tied for best performing sub-region, with average increases of 4 percent each.
Macau at WTTC 2008 @ WTTC 2008
Breaking Travel News interviews Macau at WTTC 2008, Dubai.
Macau’s gambling market beats Las Vegas
Macau has outperformed Las Vegas in gross revenue from casino and other gaming activities in the first 10 months this year, according to a Financial Times report on Tuesday.