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THE M3: GOLDEN WEEK STATS; RWS/MBS

The Macau Metro Monitor, October 8th 2010

VISITOR ARRIVALS UP TO 1.8 MM GOLDEN WEEK Macau Daily News

During Golden Week, visitor arrivals from Mainland China soared up to 1.8 million, of which 835,000 were mainland residents.  Visitor flow at 3 major checkpoints during the period: Gongbei had 1.7 MM visitors, Hengqin had 70,000 visitors, and Wang Cha had 33,000 visitors.


HOTEL ROOM RATES STANDING HIGH Macau Daily News

Even though Golden Week has ended, the majority of the hotel room rates in Macau are still high.  5-star hotel ADR (single-room) was MOP $1,800.  During the first two days of Golden Week, standard double sized hotel room rates in Cotai were up to MOP $2,000; Wednesday ADR was $1,800; and Friday's rate was $1,600.  Peak rates in Central Macau Peninsula were up to $3,388.  Surveys indicated that consumer expenditures during Golden Week were mainly on souvenirs and daily personal necessities.  Retailers said overall sales rose 30% YoY.  Immigration statistics revealed that the majority of independent travelers were from Shenzhen, Zhuhai, and Foshan.

RWS 'HAS EDGE OVER RIVAL' Strait Times

Architects and gaming industry experts at the Asian Casino and Gaming Congress at MBS said that RWS has the edge over MBS because of its accessible location and RWS' loyalty program, which has received high marks for customer service and satisfaction.