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    It is not, as some Western media have said because the Chinese do not dare to travel. With 637 million domestic trips during Golden Week, it shows that people are not afraid to travel.
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    AGB Webinar on this week: Future China Tourism

    This week, Asia Gaming Brief will be hosting its hotly anticipated AGB Webinar on the Future of Chinese Tourism, set for Wednesday, 23rd September at 3 pm HKT. Register today to join us on the live, interactive webinar session, or to be reminded when the recording becomes available. In our webinar, we sit down with […]

    China domestic flights, trains back to pre-virus levels, travel strong

    Chinese domestic flights and hi-speed train links are back to their pre-virus levels of volume and there is still a strong demand for travel with 100 million trips in the first week of May and 80 million in the three-day Dragon Boat festival in June.

    HK, Macau, Guangdong mull easing border restrictions

    Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong authorities are in discussions aimed at easing border requirements that would allow residents to be exempted from a 14-day quarantine period when travelling across borders.

    Will to travel remains strong once safety policies in place

    Mainland Chinese are still keen to travel despite the Covid-19 pandemic and Macau and Vietnam are likely to be the first destinations to benefit once travel restrictions are lifted and flights resume.

    Experts to discuss recovery of Chinese tourism

    Following a highly successful first installment of the AGB Webinar Series on April 9th, featuring Earle Hall on “Life After COVID-19”, Asia Gaming Brief is pleased to announce the second AGB Webinar. This time, we take a look at the roadmap to tourism recovery in Asia, particularly with the important Chinese tourism segment. Our panel […]

    ASEAN Gaming Summit releases China Travel Trends Whitepaper

    Despite recent economic turmoil caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus, Chinese outbound tourists are expected to remain as the main-stay market key to Asia integrated resort growth, with Chinese border crossings expected to reach 400 million by 2030. This week, the team at Asia Gaming Brief is pleased to release a whitepaper about the future […]

    Will Beijing’s sabre-rattling affect Chinese travel decisions?

    China’s threat to draw up a blacklist of countries targeting gambling is most likely directed at the online industry, though may be enough to deter some travellers even if the government doesn’t follow through with its action.

    Economic toll deepens, but underlying optimism intact

    The Coronavirus, now renamed as Covid-19, has devastated the near-term outlook for Asia’s casino operators, though analysts still expect demand to snap back sharply once the outbreak is under control. The big question is when that might be.

    Asia remains first choice for mass, but VIPs venturing further

    It’s difficult to enter a tourist hotspot in Asia without observing signs written in Chinese, or a street vendor shouting greetings in Mandarin - a testament to the influence of Chinese outbound tourism.

    Casinos to benefit as China visa walls crumble

    As China’s outbound tourism market continues to balloon, a growing number of destinations are easing visa requirements to woo the mainland traveller, with casinos in those countries likely to be among the key beneficiaries. With research suggesting that most Chinese overseas tourists will visit a casino, relaxed visa restrictions could be a key driver for GGR.  

    China consumers proving resilient amid economic gloom

    As China prepared to celebrate the year of the monkey in early February, there were many who wondered if the celebrations would be muted because of the effects of the perceived economic slowdown as Q4 GDP growth came in at 6.8 percent. That was lower than expected and came as industrial production slowed, exports and imports remained sluggish and prices fell, highlighting deflationary pressures in the economy.On the face of it, the sluggish economy, coupled with a weaker Renminbi making overseas travel more expensive, might bode ill for the regional and indeed global casinos. However, the consumer sector has shown surprising strength.

    What makes China’s millennial traveller tick?

    China’s outbound tourism market, already the largest in the world, is driving trends in luxury and leisure across the globe but, as this market continues to expand, the demographic is also changing with the millennial Chinese seeking different experiences from their parents. In 2014, Chinese outbound travellers spent a record $164 billion. By 2019 this number is expected to balloon to 174 million tourists spending $264 billion annually on outbound tourism, making understanding the preferences of the younger generation key.
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