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Travel industry needs vaccine relief

Six months into the year and there’s still no visibility as to when international travel may be able to resume in Asia. As countries in the Western world gradually get back to normal life thanks to fast-tracked mass vaccination programs, rollout in Asia and other developing countries has been shockingly slow.
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Chinese outbound tourists will prioritise Asia post-pandemic

Chinese outbound tourists will likely choose travel destinations closer to home after the pandemic, as outbreak fears and safety concerns will remain post-covid. 

Australia borders to stay closed until mid-2022

Australia’s federal government doesn’t expect the country’s border to open until mid to late 2022, according to a note within the 2021 federal budget. Currently, the only international travel avenue is through the Trans-Tasman bubble with New Zealand.
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Macau eases quarantine requirements for non-residents

Macau’s health authorities on Tuesday announced an easing of quarantine requirements for foreign non-residents that are already living in Macau, allowing them to travel to Mainland China and back without having to complete quarantine. 
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China domestic travel set to break records this long weekend

The upcoming Labor Day holiday could be a record-breaker for Mainland China in terms of domestic travel, with bookings for planes, hotel rooms, and car rentals surging past levels in 2019. 

40 hotels in PH have ‘safe travels’ stamp

A total of 40 hotels in the Philippines have received the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp.

NagaCorp looking forward to ASEAN travel bubble

Cambodian casino operator NagaCorp continues to be optimistic about the ASEAN travel bubble that is currently being considered by the country’s Ministry of Tourism. 

Macau hopeful on May Golden Week boon 

Analysts at UBS don’t expect the same level of travel restrictions to Macau to be in place during May’s Golden Week as it had been for February’s Lunar New Year holidays. 
Mario Hardy, Pacific Asia Travel Association

PATA CEO sees slow recovery, but optimism for future

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO Dr. Mario Hardy sees a slow recovery for Asia’s tourism markets, though remains optimistic about the future of travel.

Okada Manila receives second five-star rating

Luxury integrated resort Okada Manila recently received its second five-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide (FTG).
AGE at ICC Sydney, 2021

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....
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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.

Regulating the Game 2021

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Asia Gaming Briefings – June 2021 Edition

For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
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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.
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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.