THE M3: WMS; MPEL PHILIPPINES; PACKAGE TOUR NUMBERS

The Macau Metro Monitor, March 14, 2013

WMS REFOCUSING MACAU OFFER Macau Business

According to Business Daily, WMS is likely to make a fresh bid for market share in Macau following its acquisition by Scientific Games Corp.

PHILIPPINE GROUP AND MELCO CROWN INK US$1 BILLION DEAL Macau Business

MPEL has finalized its partnership with Belle Corp for a US$1 billion (MOP8 billion) gaming complex at Manila Bay.  The deal effectively finalized the cooperation agreement Belle had signed with MPEL last October.

PACKAGE TOURS AND HOTEL OCCUPANCY RATE FOR JANUARY 2013 DSEC

Visitor arrivals in package tours increased by 18.3% YoY to 757,190 in January 2013.  Package tour visitors mainly came from Mainland China (562,722), with 250,029 coming from Guangdong Province, followed by those from Taiwan (55,473); the Republic of Korea (42,469) and Hong Kong (30,763). 

There were 100 hotels and guesthouses operating at the end of January 2013, providing 26,027 rooms, up by 16.5% YoY.

In January 2013, the hotels and guesthouses received 832,543 guests, up by 19.1% YoY, with the majority coming from Mainland China (60.3% of total) and Hong Kong (14.5%).  The average length of stay of guests decreased by 0.13 night YoY to 1.4 nights.  Meanwhile, the average occupancy rate of hotels and guesthouses stood at 82.9%, up by 3.8% points YoY, with 5-star hotels reaching 84.9%.