Macau and Cotai Strip Casino Travel & Trip Tips
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The booming country of Macau is unlike any other place on earth. With gambling revenues on the verge of blowing Las Vegas away, dozens of new resorts under construction, and many of the big names in Las Vegas setting up shop there, Macau has gotten the worlds attention in a big way.
Visiting Macau is more than a gambling trip, its a trek to the other side of the planet. From planning, to booking to the actual trip there are a million ways to not have a great time. Unlike the thousands of other Macau guides that purport to tell you what the deal is, you can trust MacauTripping to give you the straight dope because we've actually been there and painted the town red. The first order of business for a Macau trip is deciding dates. For the best airfare rates to Hong Kong, travel mid-week - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, you can easily shave US$300 off of your airline tickets.
The second order of business is carefully choosing which hotel suits your desires best. For western trippers with no Chinese language experience, we suggest you stay at Wynn, MGM Grand, Venetian, Sands and StarWorld casinos. If you've got a little Chinese or are more adventurous check out the Hotel Lisboa, Grand Lisboa, Mandarin Oriental or Diamond Casino/Holiday Inn. You can compare and contrast all of these hotels pricing for a variety of dates using Kayak.com. Kayak.com searches all hotel websites and travel vendors in one place, no more bouncing around looking for fares. We use it all the time and you should too.
We've got a billion Macau Trip Tips (see links on the right) a whole bundle of other information that will make your Macau/Cotai trip experience virtually stress free, opening the floodgate for having a raging good time in Asia's Las Vegas. We've gone and checked out all of the casinos in Macau, Taipa and on the Cotai Strip to see what you need to know for a Macau casino vacation. Check out our detailed Macau guide for editor ratings, and readers' reviews and a healthy chunk of Macau history.