Resorts World Genting expects influx of Indian tourists by 2020 after redevelopment
Casino operator Genting Malaysia BHD (GENM:Bursa Malays) is redeveloping its Resorts World Genting (RWG) casino resort in the hope that the completed gambling and entertainment facility will see an increase in its tourist activity.
Online travel publication Travel Biz Monitor, reported that the Malaysia-based Resorts World Genting invested RM 10.38 billion as part of the Genting Integrated Tourism Plan for the redevelopment of its integrated resort. The expectation is that by creating new and improved attractions at its Malaysian integrated resort, RWG will attract more tourists from around the world.
The reinvigorated mountaintop destination will, towards the completion of construction, see its indoor theme park, SkyTropolis, open to the public in February. Meanwhile, its indoor theme park, which was shuttered in 2013, is scheduled to reopen and be operational late next year. It will reportedly feature what is billed as the world’s first Twentieth Century Fox World theme park. The $490.7 million endeavor will reportedly include 25 rides and attractions that are based on such Hollywood box office hits as ice Age, Rio, Alien Vs Predator and more, according to Travel Biz Monitor.
Prior to the theme park’s closure, Ajay Sharma, Country Manager – India, Resorts World Genting, reportedly said the resort welcomes more than 250,000 visitors staying overnight from India. The new attractions are due to start arriving at the beginning of the New Year and according to Travel Biz Monitor; the package’s current two night stay will be bumped up to three nights.
The online travel publication spoke with Sharma who reportedly said, “As we are expecting to push the number of overall visitors to 30 million by 2020, and India being among our top 4 markets in terms of foreign arrivals, we are expecting around 300,000 visitors from India as staying guest.” The opening of the Twentieth Century Fox World theme park is expected to result in the gradual increase in the percentage of Indian visitors.
Travel Biz Monitor reports that the redeveloped resort with offer a new-concept lifestyle mall, additional hotels, SkyCasino, a new glass-floor cable car system; and as a part of SkyAvenue’s unveiling, the debut of Burger & Lobster.