Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017
Business Luncheon feat. Mr. Chun-Kong Lau [dated 23-June-2016]

 

TV News:  Teledifusão de Macau, S.A. 澳門廣播電視股份有限公司

澳視澳門  http://www.tdm.com.mo/c_news/tv_news.php?id=297917   

Inglês Notícias  http://portugues.tdm.com.mo/evideo.php?vid=7952  [09:58 ~ 13:16]

 

Local Press:  

Macau Daily Times  澳門每日時報  http://macaudailytimes.com.mo/hong-kong-zhuhai-macau-bridge-expected-boost-hotel-industry.html

HONG KONG-ZHUHAI-MACAU BRIDGE EXPECTED TO BOOST HOTEL INDUSTRY

The future landscape of the hotel market in Hong Kong and Macau was discussed yesterday at the Business Luncheon of American Chamber of Commerce in Macau at the St. Regis hotel.

The speaker, Chun-Kong Lau, international director and head of Valuation Advisory Services of Jones Lang LaSalle Limited, emphasized the importance of tourism in the growth of Macau’s economy.  Lau stressed that Macau has a lot to offer, especially now that the hotel rooms in the region have increased in number and improved in quality over the years.  He noted that the number of luxury hotel rooms in Macau has already overtaken that of Hong Kong.  “The room size itself and the facilities [that are] offered in the hotels have a lot of attractions and these appeal to the visitors, no matter [visitors from] Hong Kong, China or overseas,” the real estate expert said.  Lau added that attracting high-rollers was the “right move” for the city, given the current trend of more wealthy tourists investing in “creating good experiences.”  He said that the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-­Macau Bridge (HKZMB) will play a vital role in encouraging visitors from across the Pearl River Delta to visit Macau, as the traveling time and costs will both be reduced.

The HKZMB is expected to help generate non-gaming revenues in the city, as incoming tourists will be attracted to larger retail spaces and the food and beverage offerings at the city’s hotels.  Lau also commended the local government for driving innovation in its creative industries.  These are all non-gaming [activities and] all of these would be able to help Macau to grow further. These will help diversify the economic base,” Lau stressed.  Although Lau believes that the bridge will create several economic benefits, he is unsure whether it will generate a “significant or large amount” of income. The three regions have invested a staggering sum of over HKD110 billion in the bridge to date.

The discussion also focused on the significance of the region’s MICE industry. Events facilities and convention halls like the Cotai Arena are already a major attraction for several guests.  Lau also revealed that as the price level of properties are dictated by several factors – including the city’s economic performance – the “good performance” of the tourism, hotel and gaming sector will be “critical” for the MSAR.  Lau said the region’s hotel sector will continue to attract visitors with significant spending power, adding that the city’s hotel offerings are a major factor in the creation of quality events.  "The tourism industry is a very important pillar of the Macau economy,” Lau said. “Whether the tourists spend in casinos, shopping, the food and beverage sector […], it will support the growth of the Macau economy.”

Although Lau mentioned that the local government must “carefully consider” future land reclamations or the construction of more residential buildings, he is certain that the quality of accommodation in Macau has improved compared to past years.

- Lynzy Valles


Macao Daily News 澳門日報  http://www.macaodaily.com/html/2016-06/23/content_1100881.htm

大橋落成  三地引客實力加強

【本報消息】港珠澳大橋建設如火如荼,落成後將帶來怎樣的變化?仲量聯行國際董事兼物業估價部亞洲區主管劉振江表示,大橋落成後,三地總體引客實力增強。現時三地政府及商界應就此議題加強溝通,因大橋快將落成,細節安排要逐樣深化,令旅客進出三地舒暢及方便,才能提升三地城市競爭力,從而產生良好經濟效應。

澳門美國商會昨假瑞吉酒店舉行午宴會,邀請仲量聯行國際董事兼物業估價部亞洲區主管劉振江,探討基建項目新機遇——香港及澳門酒店業前景透析分享。

全長約55公里的港珠澳大橋,大橋及周邊配套設施總造價約1,000億元人民幣。雖然大橋尚在興建,現在近岸已可遠眺大橋規模,但具體操作細則未進一步公佈。過去曾公佈過橋收費,私家車每程為100-200元;客貨車為200-300元。

酒店跑贏澳港遊在望?


大橋落成會帶來甚麼影響?他從酒店及旅遊業角度分析,香港一○至一五年旅客五年複合增長為11%、澳門為4%。至於自由行增長,五年複合增長率香港為14%、澳門為12%。酒店供應方面,過去五年複合增長率,香港4%、澳門10%;未來三年複合增長,香港仍是4%,澳門則保持在15%的高增長。五星酒店,澳門有2萬餘間房,香港則有1.8萬間,兩地平均房價差距收窄。澳門高級酒店較有優勢,除了酒店持續增加,平均客房面積亦較香港大,配套設施較全面,故未來會否由“港澳遊”變為“澳港遊”是個疑問。

吸引高端旅客來澳,除了酒店還要其他配套,如賭場吸引力,以及會議展覽活動、文化表演等。因硬件落成,舉行活動更多,有利吸引新旅客,舉行場次由一場增至三、五場,表演水平不斷提高,這是互動因素。

至於開拓國際客源市場方面,港珠澳大橋落成後,吸引遠程旅客需詳細考慮國際機場配套設施,以至香港機場接駁來澳等,都是重要考慮因素,值得思考怎樣令歐美旅客來澳更方便。  



Hou Kong Daily 濠江日報  http://www.houkongdaily.com/20160623-IN-37584.html

旅遊業界:港澳遊或變澳港遊

澳門美國商會舉辦餐會暨專題講座,由仲量聯行國際董事劉振江以基建項目新機遇—港澳酒店業前景透析為主題,分享其對港澳旅遊業發展前景的分析及看法,歸納對本澳旅遊業前景的利好因素。

劉振江受訪時表示,港珠澳大橋即將落成,將加強三地跨境交流,令遊覽港澳兩地的旅客在酒店住宿上有更大彈性,而隨著澳門在交通基建及獎勵旅遊、會展行業正迎頭追趕,並持續增加酒店客房供應,港澳酒店收益差距及平均房價差距正進一步收窄,他認為,相比香港,未來澳門高級酒店較有優勢,加上酒店房間面積及配套設施上的優勢,未來會更多旅客選擇入住澳門酒店,並以澳門作為基地輻射到周邊地區及城市,港澳遊或變澳港遊。