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Macau Golden Week visitors down 86 percent

The National Day Golden Week, which spanned eight days this year, saw a year-on-year decline of 86 percent in the number of visitors to Macau.
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Visa simplification key to Macau pickup: Bernstein

The simplification of visa procedures for Chinese visitors is key to drive a more robust recovery in Macau, where this year’s Golden Week figures proved disappointing, according to a note from Bernstein Research.
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Anti-corruption drives, capital flow focus, add to Macau woes

A sign Beijing is once again ramping up its anti-corruption rhetoric, combined with an increased focus on capital outflows are likely to be further factors hindering recovery in Macau, analysts said.
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Trip.com says Macau-related travel searches have soared

China’s largest online travel group, Trip.com, has noted a 500 percent gain in searches for tourism products in Macau since China resumed issuing individual travel visas on Sept. 23rd, Macau Business reports. 

Covid survey bodes ill for Golden Week

A Bank of America survey held in August found that only 47 percent of Mainland Chinese travellers who want to visit Macau would be willing to take a Covid-19 test, casting doubt on visitation for the upcoming Golden Week holiday. 

Macau hotel occupancy sees “meaningful” improvement: MS

Hotel occupancy rates in the run up to and during the Golden Week holiday are seeing “meaningful” improvement, but average daily rates remain weak, Morgan Stanley says in a note. 

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...

VIP GGR tepid in Golden Week: Bernstein

VIP play was tepid through the key Golden Week holiday in Macau and is likely to remain so for the rest of the month as trade tensions pressure Mainland China’s economy, analysts at Bernstein said.

Golden Week visitation rises 13 percent in 2019

The Macau Government Tourism Office has reported a total of 906,078 visitors in the first six days of Golden Week, rising 13 percent year-on-year.  Visitation...

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...
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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.

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.
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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.