MANILA -- A group of several Chinese tourists stepped off a private jet at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the gateway to Metro Manila in the Philippines recently. They quickly got into a black van waiting nearby, passports in hands. The van belonged to Solaire Resort & Casino, a huge complex that opened last year by Manila Bay.
Solaire has a luxury lounge on its second floor for wealthy Chinese guests. It is staffed by Chinese-speaking people brought in from Macau.