Thursday, August 18, 2022


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Bonusing and loyalty strategy key to mass-market retention


With Macau continuing to haemorrhage VIP gamblers, there has never been a greater onus on operators in the special administrative region to latch on to the relative predictability afforded by the premium and mass markets.

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Morpheus opens new retail space


Melco Resorts’ Morpheus property has unveiled a new unique retail space named “Morpheus Boutique.” The retail space will feature a selection

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Japan overtakes Thailand as top China destination


During China’s early October Golden Week holiday, Japan overtook Thailand for the first time as mainland Chinese tourists’ top overseas destinatio

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China’s affluent aren't using WeChat for luxury: Survey


Luxury brands would be better off not using WeChat when reaching China’s most affluent consumers, according to the survey from Fortune, a Chinese me

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Macau visitor spending gains, led by shopping


Spending by visitors to Macau was up 22 percent in the first quarter, with the biggest amount spent on shopping, according to figures from the Statistics and Census Service.

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AGTech launches Indian shopping and gaming platform


AGTech Holdings has announced the launch of a new casual gaming and shopping platform in India, called the Gamepind Platform. Launched on Monday in jo

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Non-gaming spending rises 17.5 percent in 17Q1


Visitor non-gaming expenditure reached MOP 13.75 billion in the second quarter of 2017, representing a rise of 17.5 percent year-on-year, according to

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Visitor spending in 17Q1 rises 16.6 percent


Total visitor spending in Macau amounted to MOP 13.5 billion (US$1.7 billion) in the first quarter of 2017, representing an increase of 16.6 percent y

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Parisian wins retail award


Sands China’s new French-themed Parisian resort has won an award for shopping center of the year at an event held in Dubai. The 300,000 square foot

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Tourists choose shopping over gambling: Bloomberg


Shopping has taken over gambling as the biggest earner in Singapore’s tourism industry, rising 44 percent year-on-year in the six months through Jun

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NagaCity Walk holds soft opening


Phnom Penh’s NagaCity Walk held its soft opening on Wednesday, with duty-free goods ranging from tobacco, perfumes, designer watches to cognac. Acco

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Shoppes at Parisian to add 170 stores


The Parisian Macau has announced its retail line-up for Shoppes at Parisian, in the run-up to its opening on September 13, 2016. With over 320,000 squ

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Visitors choose shopping in Macau over gambling


Shopping is the most common reason for those visiting Macau, according to the latest report from the Tourism Research Centre of the Institute for Tour

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VIP shoppers are Galaxy’s new target: Bloomberg


Casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group has been trying to attract a new type of customer in an attempt to prop up non-gaming revenue, reports Bloo

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Luxury shoppers flock domestically to Hainan


Under a trial program aimed at developing the southern island into a tourist destination, Hainan has become a luxury shopping haven for the local Main

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City of Dreams retail extension to open by mid-2016; Lawrence Ho


Macau’s City of Dreams is due to open its new expanded retail arcade by mid-2016, said Melco Crown Entertainment chief executive officer Lawrence Ho

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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...

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