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The HVS Quarterly Hong Kong and Macau Update

Hong Kong and Macau both reflected an increase in travellers in Q2 2017, signalling a reversal from the sharp declines in 2016. What factors may be attributed to these trends? How are the non-Chinese markets contributing to this recovery?

Las Vegas Casino & Hotel Market Outlook 2016

Las Vegas received more than 42.3 million visitors in 2015, an all-time high. Year-to-date data points to a new high this year. Diversification in the area’s attractions, however, brings a shift in how visitors spend their dollars in the city.

Las Vegas Casino & Hotel Market Outlook 2015

Las Vegas remains a premier destination: over 41.1 million people visited in 2014, an all-time high. The market continues to benefit from its variety of demand generators, including gambling, dining, entertainment, convention/meetings, and shopping.

In Focus: Las Vegas Casino & Hotel Market Outlook 2014

Las Vegas is well positioned for growth with major new hotel openings in 2014. New gaming, arena, convention, and entertainment developments are also part of the city’s evolution and will define Las Vegas' future landscape.

Las Vegas Casino and Hotel Market Outlook 2013

Visitors to Las Vegas increased (over 39,700,000 in 2012), exceeding 2007’s previous record. Clark County annual gaming revenue also increased in 2012 as the industry continues its modest recovery, and the lodging market exhibited positive trends.

Repositioning a Destination

What is needed to reposition an entire destination? All around the world destinations reach a mature life cycle and are forced to re-invent themselves due to increased global competition. This case study on Montenegro can provide an insight.

Atlantic City Casino and Hotel Market Outlook 2011

Atlantic City has faced unprecedented challenges in 2010; four consecutive years of declining total gaming revenue and regional gaming supply that continues to ramp-up. Changes are ahead, as the New Jersey legislature considers options.

Las Vegas Casino and Hotel Market Outlook 2011

Although the Las Vegas market has historically weathered periods of economic decline and downturns in visitation and is beginning to show signs of improvement, the rate and extent of a future recovery are uncertain at this time.

Atlantic City Casino and Hotel Market Outlook 2010

Atlantic City faces many challenges ahead. This article examines the visitation and revenues trends for Atlantic City and summarizes major developments occurring in 2010 and beyond, including the Pennsylvania table games.

The Impact of Seller Financing Upon Hotel Values

Seller financing is becoming more prevalent in hotel real estate transactions. This analysis outlines contemporary thinking on seller financing while illustrating its impact on value in a hypothetical case study.