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Bonusing and loyalty strategy key to mass-market retention

With Macau continuing to haemorrhage VIP gamblers, there has never been a greater onus on operators in the special administrative region to latch on to the relative predictability afforded by the premium and mass markets.

Morpheus opens new retail space

Melco Resorts’ Morpheus property has unveiled a new unique retail space named “Morpheus Boutique.” The retail space will feature a selection of Macau-first products across...

Japan overtakes Thailand as top China destination

During China’s early October Golden Week holiday, Japan overtook Thailand for the first time as mainland Chinese tourists’ top overseas destination. In part this was...

China’s affluent aren’t using WeChat for luxury: Survey

Luxury brands would be better off not using WeChat when reaching China’s most affluent consumers, according to the survey from Fortune, a Chinese media...

Macau visitor spending gains, led by shopping

Spending by visitors to Macau was up 22 percent in the first quarter, with the biggest amount spent on shopping, according to figures from the Statistics and Census Service.

AGTech launches Indian shopping and gaming platform

AGTech Holdings has announced the launch of a new casual gaming and shopping platform in India, called the Gamepind Platform. Launched on Monday in joint...

Non-gaming spending rises 17.5 percent in 17Q1

Visitor non-gaming expenditure reached MOP 13.75 billion in the second quarter of 2017, representing a rise of 17.5 percent year-on-year, according to information from...

Visitor spending in 17Q1 rises 16.6 percent

Total visitor spending in Macau amounted to MOP 13.5 billion (US$1.7 billion) in the first quarter of 2017, representing an increase of 16.6 percent...

Parisian wins retail award

Sands China’s new French-themed Parisian resort has won an award for shopping center of the year at an event held in Dubai. The 300,000 square...

Tourists choose shopping over gambling: Bloomberg

Shopping has taken over gambling as the biggest earner in Singapore’s tourism industry, rising 44 percent year-on-year in the six months through June, says...

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