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Visitor arrivals to Macau up 10.1 % in 2019

Visitor arrivals to Macau in 2019 reached a total of 39.4 million, representing an increase of 10.1 percent year-on-year, according to data from the...

Philippines to restrict Chinese visa-upon-arrival

The Philippines has decided not to scrap visas-upon-arrivals (VUAs) for Chinese tourists, instead opting for a 30-day VUA without provision for an extension, local...

Visitor arrivals to fall short of estimates in 2019

MGTO Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said that visitor arrival will likely fall short of the 40 million visitor arrival estimate, which was...

Singapore visitor spending loses pace with arrivals

Despite an increase in international arrivals to Singapore, visitor spending dipped 1.3 percent in 19Q2, according to figures from the Singapore Tourism Board.  During the...

Golden Week visitation met expectations: MGTO

The Macau Government Tourism Office said tourist visitation over Golden Week met expectations, attributed to the inauguration of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the...

First 2 days of Golden Week sees 8.8% rise in visitor arrivals

Macau welcomed a total of 297,047 visitors during the first two days of the Golden Week holidays, according to data from the Macau Government...

Macau prepares for huge influx of tourists, but not Hong Kong

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is working on measures to manage the flow of visitors to the city during Golden Week, which begins...

Visitor arrivals increase 25.6 percent in May

Visitor arrivals to Macau increased by 25.6 percent year-on-year during the month of May, driven by a surge in same day visitors. According to...

Visitor arrivals surge during May Labor Day holiday

Visitor arrivals to Macau during the four day Labor Day holiday surged by 37 percent year-on-year, according to provisional statistics. “With the 1st May Labor...

MGTO director expects 20 pct rise in visitors during Labor day holiday

Macau could see a 20 percent rise in visitor arrivals during the Labor Day holiday on Wednesday, says MGTO director Maria Helena de Senna...
Life After Pogos

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.

Australian market report: How to adapt to the new normal

Covid-19 forced the rapid and unexpected closure of venues across Australia, changing the operating environment with unprecedented speed and leaving managers scrambling to adapt...
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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.
AGB Webinar - Acquiring and Retaining iGaming Customers

Acquiring & Retaining iGaming Customers

In this AGB Webinar Series, we covered the newest strategies for iGaming player acquisition and retention.
Agbriefings February 21

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.