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Macau hotel guests down 58.6% year-on-year in January

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that a total of 447,000 guests checked into Macau hotels and guesthouses in January, a decline of 58.6 percent year-on-year.

Macau visitor spending up 77.3% in Q4

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that per capita spending of visitors to Macau increased by 77.3 percent year-on-year to MOP3,129 (US$407) in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Macau presses Beijing for IVS e-visa restart

Macau’s tourism officials are pressing the mainland government to restart the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) electronic visa, which would allow for more seamless travel between the two countries. 

Shambala casino records nearly 50,000 visitors in 2020

The Shambala casino recorded nearly 50,000 visitors in the three months that it was open in late 2020, and it contributed 95 million rubles (US$1.3 million) to the budget of Primorye.

CNY visitor numbers fall short of expectations

The number of visitors to Macau during the first five days of Chinese New Year was down 70 percent compared to 2020 to 63,000, far below MGTO expectations of 100,000 visitors. The majority of visitors came from Mainland China entering through land borders. 

Macau visitation robust over New Year holiday

Average daily visitor arrivals to Macau exceeded 21,000 around the New Year’s Day between December 31 and January 3, while the average occupancy rate of local hotels exceeded 67 percent. On New Year’s Eve, Macau registered 30,747 visitor arrivals, the highest daily record over the last eleven months.

Macau airport expects sharp drop in passengers through 2021

Macau’s international airport expects to receive 3.8 million passengers in 2021, only 40 percent of the 2019 figure, as the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic endures.

Macau visitation on the rise

Arrivals to Macau surged by 97.7 percent month-to-month to 449,085 last month, according to the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC). Meanwhile, hotel occupancy reached 16.4 percent.
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Chinese Movements During Golden Week [Infographic]

It is not, as some Western media have said because the Chinese do not dare to travel. With 637 million domestic trips during Golden Week, it shows that people are not afraid to travel.

Trans-Tasman travel bubble is advancing

A working group of business and government leaders from Australia and New Zealand are fortifying plans to create a trans-Tasman travel bubble, which will...

All set for the FBM slots expansion campaign in Asia

FBM has been developing its slots offer over the last three years, with operations established in Europe and North America. The company is now accelerating its slots expansion campaign in Asia
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Life After POGOs – AGB Dossier

This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.
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Life After POGOs – AGB Pop-Up Forum

The Philippines and Asia’s online gaming industry is going through uncertain times, with the gaming regulator seeing more and more operators leaving the country for greener pastures.
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Acquiring & Retaining iGaming Customers

In this AGB Webinar Series, we covered the newest strategies for iGaming player acquisition and retention.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Dec 2020 Edition

Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing what 2020 may have had in store.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Nov 2020 Edition

While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.