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Visa-free between Thailand and China causes boom in travel searches

Thailand and China have agreed to waive visa requirements for each other's nationals starting from March. This move has already caused a boom in travel searches in China.

Thailand and China grant visa-free access from March

Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced on Tuesday the permanent removal of visa requirements between Thailand and China for their respective citizens. The visa-free policy will take effect in March.

Thailand received over 100,000 Chinese tourists in the first week of its visa-free policy

During the initial week, from September 25th to October 1st, after Thailand implemented a visa-free entry policy for Chinese tourists, the number of Chinese tourists entering Thailand exceeded 100,000. This marked a significant increase of 72.49 percent compared to the previous week, according to data released by Thailand's Ministry of Tourism and Sports on Wednesday.

Thailand & South Korea announce visa-free & tax-free offerings to woo Chinese tourists

In a strategic bid to lure back Chinese tourists and bolster domestic economies, both Thailand and South Korea have announced groundbreaking initiatives. These initiatives involve visa exemptions, tax refunds, and rewards for Chinese travelers.
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Cambodia not eliminating gambling, Thailand is a threat

Cambodia’s gaming story is not over by a long shot, with gaming expert Daniel Li pointing out how the country is trying to improve its oversight and legislation, rather than eviscerate the industry.

Cambodia bets big on tourism despite yet having visa-free policy with China: Insider

Tourism is a “major focus” of Cambodia under the new leadership of the country’s Prime Minister Hun Manet, as the Southeast Asian country has “set up many initiatives to attract Chinese, not just Chinese tourism, but in general, all tourism to Cambodia,” notes gaming expert Daniel Li in an interview with AGB.

Singapore takes lead over Thailand and Vietnam in wooing Chinese tourists back

Singapore has outpaced its neighbors in regaining Chinese tourists, boasting a 96 percent recovery rate, well ahead of Thailand and Vietnam.

Visa-free and historical low ringgit drive Malaysia to outperform: Tradeview Capital CEO

Malaysia's tourism market is highly expected to outperform this year among ASEAN competitors, says Tradeview Capital Sdn Bhd CEO Ng Zhu Hann.

Singapore and China to implement mutual visa-free policy

China and Singapore signed an agreement on Thursday for mutual visa exemption, set to take effect from February 9th.

Thailand could be a new gold rush for gaming companies: Expert

Top-tier gaming companies have very limited opportunities around the world, turning Thailand into the new gold rush, notes the CEO of Spectrum Gaming.