Art is what MGM Macau will be using to provide a more “soul-searching experience” to attract visitors from the mainland who are becoming “more demanding”, Pansy Ho Chiu-king, the gaming company’s co-chairwoman, said Thursday.
Ho made the comment while speaking to reporters yesterday after attending the opening ceremony of a lion sculpture exhibition hosted by MGM Macau in Nape.
Ho said that she would be giving art more space in the gaming enterprise’s Cotai property slated to be operational in 2016.
She pointed out that as visitors have seen it all and done it all, they want something more.
“They’re going to need something that is a little bit more spiritual, a little bit more soul-searching, and sometimes art is a very good medium,” Ho said, adding that as most visitors now do their travel research on the Internet, they would like to experience the local culture when they arrive at their chosen destination.
“If you don’t give them the sense of physical as well as spiritual discovery, then they might as well stay at home and look at their postcards,” Ho said, “So, here, we need to add depth and breadth to the experience for our travellers.”
Regarding Macau’s new visa restrictions that shorten the stay of transiting visitors from the mainland, Ho said that the measure would not affect the industry, but was providing a “more practical” way to improve visitors’ service quality they experience when they are in Macau.(macaunews/macaupost)