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Macau ranked as the most satisfying destination for Chinese travelers in 1Q24

A survey conducted by the China Tourism Academy shows that Macau was ranked as the most satisfying destination for outbound travelers from mainland China in the first quarter of 2024.

China expands Individual Travel Scheme visa for HK/Macau to 8 mainland cities

The Chinese government has announced the inclusion of eight mainland cities into the facilitated individual travel (FIT) scheme for visits to Hong Kong and Macau, with the new measures set to take effect from May 27, 2024.

Chinese outbound travel rebound to continue in 2024 but gaming spending could be lower: Research

The post-pandemic resurgence in Chinese outbound travel is expected in 2024, with the most popular destinations in Chinese travel plans in Asia including many countries and cities with developed gaming industries. However, a researcher warns that changing consumer behaviors among Chinese travelers could signify a reduction in gaming spending.

Tokyo, Bangkok, HK and Seoul lead Labor Day travel trends: Trip.com

Trip.com Group, has revealed that Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Seoul are the most sought-after travel destinations during the ongoing Labor Day holiday in mainland China.

Macau casino tycoons suggest promoting “multi-stop” travels 

Macau casino tycoons Pansy Ho and Francis Lui suggest promoting “multi-stop” travels between Macau, Hong Kong, and other Chinese cities during meetings of China’s top political consultative body and its parliament.

Mainland China individual traveller scheme to Macau and HK expanded  

The Chinese Central Government has announced plans to expand the current individual visit scheme for Chinese nationals to visit Macau and Hong Kong.

Air links and visas key for China’s outbound travel rebound

Research highlights air links and visa issues as key contributors to China's outbound travel rebound in 2024. As more Asian countries waive visa requirements for Chinese travelers, casinos in the region stand to benefit.

Studio City Water Park listed in China’s top 100 novel attractions in 2023 Global Travel Play Book

Melco Resorts & Entertainment has announced that Studio City Water Park has been recognized as one of China’s top 100 novel attractions by Global Travel Play Book.

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.

China’s international travel only at 39% of 2019 levels: Fitch 

China’s aviation sector experienced a highly unbalanced recovery in 2023, primarily due to the lag in the recovery of international travel, note analysts at Fitch.