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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.
Borders in Malaysia may be closed to international tourists until Q2, 2021, Nancy Shukri, the minister of tourism, arts and culture told the Nikkei Asian Review in an interview.
Guangdong province, the largest source market for Macau, started accepting applications for tourism visas to the Special Administrative Region on Tuesday.
Resorts World Sentosa’s business model, which is skewed towards catering for the mass market, means it’s not likely to recover any time soon and not without a significant easing in travel restrictions, according to Union Gaming.
China has confirmed it will begin issuing individual visit scheme visas for the whole of Guangdong province on August 26 and will extend the program to all of China from Sept. 23.
Shares in Macau’s six casino operators were sharply higher Monday after the Macau government announced the long-awaited news that individual visit scheme visas would be renewed from August 12.
For the second time this week, the government of Macau has announced tougher restrictions on travelers arriving from Hong Kong. It had been the case...
The creation of a travel bubble between Malaysia and Singapore is seen as a significant catalyst for the island’s two IRs, although severe capacity restrictions will create headwinds, according to Bernstein analysts.
Macau’s gross gambling revenue is currently on track to be virtually wiped out in April, with no visibility as to when the situation will improve, according to Bernstein Research.