When a global powerhouse like Starwood chooses Macau, China, as the site of its largest property in the world, it’s a sure bet that this destination is worth a closer look. As the gaming capital of Asia, Macau is filled with glamorous hotels and exciting nightlife. In fact, its gaming revenue is reported to be six times that of Las Vegas. But there’s much more to this intriguing destination than slot machines and gaming tables. Macau was a Portuguese colony for hundreds of years, so it offers a unique blend of Chinese and Portuguese cultures, earning its historic city center a well-deserved place on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Nu Skin, a global direct selling company that develops and distributes personal care products and nutritional supplements, brought its 2013 incentive training academy to Macau in September. “The event attracted over 5,000 business partners from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan with a total investment of HKD 80 million (the equivalent of more than $10 million U.S.), and it took a taskforce of 500 company event specialists to manage and arrange the event,” says a Nu Skin representative.