Analysts specializing in the gambling industry, said that the number of tourists in Macau is slowly but surely beginning to rise. And the most obvious reason for this, they referred to the opening of two new integrated resorts — Wynn Palace and the Parisian Macao.
The Macau government is intensively engaged in the transformation of the image of one of the gambling capitals of the world. Now they aspire to make more and more suitable for tourism, especially family, and for those whose interests are not limited to the desire to make lots and lots of bets in the casino. The six largest gaming operators in Macau have received from the officials in charge of diversifying the range of its offerings and focus on development of various Nahorny objects.
Companies Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands Corp has invested large sums of money in improving and expanding non-gaming offerings available in their new casino-resorts in Cotai. Wynn Palace at a cost of 4.3 billion dollars, was opened August 27, and the Parisian Macao, at a cost of 2.7 billion dollars earned in mid-September. And gambling analysts from the Buckingham Research Group Inc are confident that the opening of these two establishments directly affected the increase in the level of tourism in the region.
Office of statistics and census of Macau has published data showing that in September 2016, the region was visited a total of 2.4 million people. This figure is 0.5% more than in the same period last year. And 1.6 million guests from mainland China. This figure also increased compared with the year 2015 of 0.3%. The total number of tourists who visited Macau from January to September, amounted to little more than 22.9 million. In annual terms, this figure also increased slightly, by only 0.1%. However, as they say, a trifle, but nice.
According to casino Macau has always attracted many tourists, however, according to investment analysts, the number of visitors to gambling is not always correlated with the increase of the gambling activity. And all because of total gambling income, usually associated with the VIP segment of the market. These observations were supported by a recent report of the Research center of tourism, which States that only 26% of tourists Macau recognize gambling in a casino.