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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 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.

China and Singapore to launch bilateral visa-free policy as early as 2024 

Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore Lawrence Wong revealed on Thursday that China and Singapore plan to launch a bilateral visa-free policy as early as 2024.

Visa-free policy with few impacts on Malaysia’s gaming industry: Maybank

Visa-free entry for Chinese citizens may have a negligible impact on Malaysia's gaming industry, according to a Maybank analyst.

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.

Your Daily Asia Gaming eBrief: Macau should leverage visa-free policy

As Macau aims to further diversify its tourism pool, the SAR should look to leverage its visa-free entry policy, allowing visitors to also go into China.

Macau tourism industry needs to simplify visa-free policy to boost one-city, multi-destination visitation

The Macau tourism industry needs to take advantage of the current visa-free policy from Macau to Greater Bay Area (GBA) to boost one-city, multi-destination visitation, according to an aviation expert. Authorities are also aiming to boost regional connectivity, including a luggage throughput scheme with the Hong Kong airport.

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.

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.