Singapore

  • Singapore Tourism Board, Northstar Meetings Group launch event to promote Singapore as MICE locale

    Published on : Friday, October 27, 2017

    Northstar Meetings Group and Singapore Tourism Board has launched a fresh campaign focusing on Singapore as a sophisticated meetings destination, and the ‘Passion Made Possible’ event bears testimony to this fact.   This unique event, known as ‘Their PASSION MADE …

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  • Norwegian net profit up by four per cent for the third quarter

    Published on : Friday, October 27, 2017

    Norwegian during the third quarter of 2016 saw a net profit of NOK1 billion showing a raise of four per cent as compared to the same period last year.     It has been reported that the load factor increased …

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  • Singapore boasts the world’s strongest passport

    Published on : Thursday, October 26, 2017

    According to the index developed by the  global advisory firm, Arton Capital, Singapore passport is the ‘most powerful’ in the world holding a visa-free score of 159.   Paraguay had removed visa requirements for Singaporeans. Philippe May, the managing director …

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  • World’s top ten fastest growing tourism cities are all in Asia

    Published on : Thursday, October 26, 2017

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched new city tourism impact data which shows that the world’s top ten fastest growing tourism cities are all in Asia.     Asia Pacific City Travel & Tourism Impact, is one …

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  • Tina Sim appointed General Manager of Orchard Hotel Singapore

    Published on : Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Millennium Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Tina Sim as General Manager of Orchard Hotel Singapore.     Tina will lead and drive strategic growth and operational excellence of the 656-room property, situated in the heart of the world-famous …

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  • Singapore embraced more than 1 million Indian tourists in 2016

    Published on : Friday, October 13, 2017

    Over one million Indians had paid visit to Singapore last year making it their leading tourism locale in the region of South East Asia.   An aggregate of 1,009,931 Indian travellers had visited the City State in 2016 marking a …

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  • Dubai leads the hotspot in terms of tourism spending

    Published on : Saturday, October 7, 2017

    Tourists arriving in Dubai had spent as much as US$28.5 billion in the year 2016, ranking it the number one in terms of city spending.   Travellers heading to the emirate had spent nearly twice as much as those tourists …

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  • Foreign tourists help promote Mid-Autumn Festival in Batam

    Published on : Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Mid-Autumn Festival at the Batam View Beach Resort in Batam, Riau Islands allure more tourists and most of the foreign tourists promote this festival and the region by uploading their pictures in the social media websites.     Mid-Autumn Festival …

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  • KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail to pool in $6.7billion GDP to both nations

    Published on : Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) is forecast to pool in about S$6.7 billion in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) to Singapore and Malaysia.   Furthermore, it is expected to generate 111,000 jobs by the year 2060.   Mohd …

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  • Singapore plans to attract more Chinese visitors

    Published on : Friday, September 8, 2017

    The Singapore Tourism Board is planning to attract more Chinese visitors to the Lion City – in a bid to engage with the Chinese tourists on a deeper level.   To quote STB’s chief executive Lionel Yeo, “Most of the …

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  • Singapore is the new stopover hub for Qantas on London-Sydney trip

    Published on : Friday, September 1, 2017

    Thousands of UK airline passengers’ booking, which were scheduled to fly to or through Dubai, have been re-booked or re-routed.     Qantas, the leading Australian airline, has announced it will switch the refuelling stop on its flagship route from …

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  • Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa bags multiple tourism awards

    Published on : Thursday, August 31, 2017

    The Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa of Nusa Dua area of Bali, Indonesia, the provider of luxury stays near the beach side Nusa Dua Beach, has been recognized as the “Outstanding Beach Resort Destination in Asia”, “Best Spa Resort …

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  • Vietnam and Cambodia travel heads speak about boosting tourism

    Published on : Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Vietnamese and Cambodian tourism officials met in Phnon Penh to speak about enhancing tourism between the two countries.     Vietnam’s General Department of Tourism, under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism met with officials from with Cambodia’s Ministry …

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  • Colombo plans for ambitious conference centre project to boost MICE tourism

    Published on : Friday, August 25, 2017

    The Tourism and Christian Religious Affairs Ministry of Sri Lanka is now more ambitious about its MICE tourism and has envisioned a new developmental plan for the 2017-2020 year.     The recently released strategic plan speaks about the highest …

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  • STB and EDB brands an inside-out approach of what Singapore stands for

    Published on : Friday, August 25, 2017

    The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) jointly unveiled a unified brand, Passion Made Possible, to market Singapore internationally for tourism and business purposes. Launched by the Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran, …

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  • Princess Cruises is set to sail from Singapore to Alaska from March 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Carnival Group’s Princess Cruises will introduce its new route from Singapore to Alaska with 11 stops across Asia. This cruise journey will take around 29 days.     From April 14, 2018, Princess Cruises will set sail from Singapore with …

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  • MoU signed between Singapore and Australia

    Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    The MOU between the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade was signed with an understanding aiming to enhance the tourism services in both the tourism stalwart countries Singapore and Australia.     The MoU …

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  • Vaping in Thailand might land tourists in 10 years of imprisonment

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    British tourists might face 10 years in prison for carrying e-cigarette to Thailand.   As vaping has been banned in the Land of Smiles in 2014, which is little known to the holidaymakers, they might face prosecution or might be …

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  • Singapore public transport system to emerge as fully cashless by 2020

    Published on : Friday, August 11, 2017

    The public transportation system of Singapore is ready to emerge as a completely cashless system by the year 2020 since most of the bus and train rides would be paid for utilizing travel cards and top-ups performed without physical cash. …

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  • MBC Group invests in Wego

    Published on : Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    Wego, the largest online travel marketplace across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and MBC GROUP (Middle East Broadcasting Center), MENA’s largest and leading multimedia company, announced a strategic partnership whereby MBC invested a significant amount to accelerate …

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