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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...

Macau visitor numbers fall 93.7% in March, length of stay increases

The number of visitors to Macau fell by 93.7 percent year-on-year to 212,311 in the month of March, due to the continued impact of...

Chinese tourists likely to travel again after Easter: COTRI

Professor Dr. Wolfgang George Alrt, founder and director of the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI) said he expects Chinese outbound tourism to begun...

Cambodia airlines to suffers from low Chinese inflow

Despite a rising number of passenger arrivals to Cambodia’s international airports, along with new flight routes and destinations, the country’s airline sector appears to...

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