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NZ to announce Australia travel bubble dates in two weeks

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said she will announce the dates on which quarantine travel can resume with Australia on April 6th. 

Singapore and Australia eye travel bubble for July

Singapore and Australia are in talks to create a quarantine-free travel bubble that may be in place by July. They are also working on mutual recognition of vaccine certificates.
PATA CEO Mario Hardy

Mario Hardy talks about tourism recovery in Asia [Podcast]

Dr Mario Hardy, CEO of the Asia Pacific Travel Association (PATA) talks with Asia Gaming Brief Managing Editor Sharon Singleton about his organization’s forecasts for tourism recovery in Asia.
Unexpected shakeup at SkyCity

Matt Ballesty: Looking for travel bubbles

New Zealand and Australia continue to outperform the world with management of the pandemic, and while it’s likely a travel bubble between the two countries will be the first major change in border restrictions, we expect it will come with a number of restrictions.
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Putting 2020 in the rear-view mirror

This is the last Thank Goodness it’s Friday for 2020 and a suitable time for reflection and a look ahead at what we might expect for 2021. While it’s likely a year that most would like to forget, there have been positives. One is the speed and agility with which the industry has moved to adapt to change.

China says not the right time for travel bubbles, urges against overseas trips

A senior Chinese health official said now is not the right time to create travel bubble similar to the one suggested by Hong Kong and Singapore and has urged Chinese to limit travel overseas to prevent importing cases.
Lagging Singapore to hold back Genting recovery

Lagging Singapore to hold back Genting recovery

Fitch Ratings has joined rival agency Standard & Poor’s in expressing concern over the speed of recovery for Genting Bhd, citing a lag in Singapore, which is reliant on international tourism arrivals.
Can domestic tourism fill the void?

Can domestic tourism fill the void?

Jurisdictions around Asia are noting a strong surge in domestic tourism as a result of the pandemic, but border reopenings remain some way off and local traffic is unlikely to do enough to offset lost revenue in the IR industry.

Malaysia to shut borders to Q2, 2021

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. 

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.
AGE at ICC Sydney

Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2021

The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the place to see new products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek business partners and generate sales....
life after pogos

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.
Asia Gaming Briefings, april 2021

Asia Gaming Briefings – April 2021 Edition

In this April edition of Asia Gaming Briefings we take the pulse of how the North Asia jurisdictions of Japan, Korea and the Russian Far East have fared.
Agbriefings February 21

Asia Gaming Briefings – Feb 2021 Edition

The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.
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.