Asia is dominating the world’s gaming market

Las Vegas has been the home of gambling, while other areas have cropped up across the globe, none have really seemed to quite capture the atmosphere and vibrancy that is in abundance in Las Vegas.

THAI Smile Air to start Bangkok-Macau on July 1

The airlines name THAI Smile Air was approved in August last year by the THAI executive board. According to THAI President Piyasvasti Amranand, the new carrier is positioned to be a light-premium sub-brand of THAI, offering passengers another option for flight services.

An Overview of China’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment

China’s investments abroad are growing despite an overall decline globally in foreign direct investment (FDI) following the 2008 financial crisis. That trend in Chinese investments abroad is likely to continue, since China’s huge foreign exchange reserves are an increasing source of mobile capital and is a key part of China’s official government policy.

Macau Tourist Arrivals Surge 18% year-on-year

Macau draws more tourists as evidenced by a rise in visitor arrivals. The visitor arrivals to Macau have grown by 18% year-on-year to 2.55 million in July 2011. According to the Statistics and Census Service, same-day visitors accounted for 51.9% of total visitor arrivals.

Strong tourism growth reported for Asia and the Pacific in 2010

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today released preliminary tourism arrival statistics for Asia and the Pacific[1] for calendar year 2010, showing a gain of 11% year-on-year. Compared to the corresponding month in 2009, the number of international arrivals in December 2010 was seven per cent higher.

Should Hong Kong be worried about Thailand’s ‘Red Shirts’?

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — The Greek sovereign-debt crisis and fiscal frailty of…

Two million tourists to keep away from Thailand due to political turmoil

The Federation of Thai Tourism Association (Fetta) estimates that the country would lose about 2 million tourists with expected loss of Bt100 billion during April and May due to the ongoing political turbulence, and current flight disruption in Europe.

Hong Kong’s 40 richest to $135 billion, up from $82 billion

As China goes, so too does Hong Kong these days, usually for…