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Macau visitation robust over New Year holiday

Average daily visitor arrivals to Macau exceeded 21,000 around the New Year’s Day between December 31 and January 3, while the average occupancy rate of local hotels exceeded 67 percent. On New Year’s Eve, Macau registered 30,747 visitor arrivals, the highest daily record over the last eleven months.
Star Entertainment bets on luxury tourists, not high rollers

Star Entertainment bets on luxury tourists, not high rollers

Star Entertainment Group’s newest development the Queens Wharf casino and entertainment complex will be geared towards attracting luxury tourists rather than high-rollers when it opens in 2022, according to chief executive officer Matt Bekier. 

Macau mulls further easing on entry requirements

The Macau government is considering the possibility of easing its months-long ban on foreigners entering the territory, provided that they enter from Covid-19 low-risk areas, such as the Chinese mainland.

Global tourism down 70% in 2020: WTO

International tourists arrivals plunged by an annualised 70 percent during the first eight months of 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Tourism Organization (WTO) has reported.
Tim McNally Podcast

NagaCorp Tim McNally unfazed by pandemic, blacklist [Podcast]

Tim McNally checks in with Asia Gaming Brief Asia editor Felix Ng to discuss the moves that NagaCorp has been making to offset the decline in international visitation this year. McNally also comments on NagaCorp’s initial thoughts on the China Tourism Blacklist, which we have discussed extensively over the past few weeks. 

Macau visitation on the rise

Arrivals to Macau surged by 97.7 percent month-to-month to 449,085 last month, according to the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC). Meanwhile, hotel occupancy reached 16.4 percent.
The value of tourists in Asia

The value of tourists [Infographic]

The infographics highlight the power that Chinese tourists have in fuelling tourism market growth (pre-Covid) in Asia. Casino-related spend is at the forefront of growth in Macau in particular, whilst gaming could also be shaping overall tourism spend in the Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam. 

Goa aims to become one of the safest tourism destinations

Goa Tourism Policy 2020, approved by the state Cabinet this week, aims to make the state one of the safest tourism destinations in the world.

Macau accommodation prices down 14.7% in third quarter

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that the Tourist Price Index for the third quarter of 2020 dropped by 11.40 prices year-on-year, including a more than 14.7 percent fall in accommodation prices.

Macau Q1 tourism spending falls

Macau tourist spending fell by 70.4 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020, due mainly to a sharp decline in visitors in the...
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.
AGB Webinar Attracting Players, Not Fraudsters

Attracting players, not fraudsters

With sports betting restarting we are now seeing traffic levels return to pre-COVID levels. The same is unfortunately true for fraudulent activities as operators tempt players, both new and existing, with lucrative bonuses and attractive game offerings.
asia gaming briefings Dec 20

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.
asia gaming briefings OCT 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Oct 2020 Edition

Before the Covid-19 crisis, tourism in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region was at a record high, on track to welcome 80 million visitors in 2019, generating some $90 billion in revenue.