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Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

Dan Peltier, Skift

As the world's fastest-growing region for tourism it's a good sign that some Asian countries can expect to see healthy travel and tourism investment during the next 10 years. But a number of factors could alter these projections, particularly the Chinese market, as more global tourism trends are tested in this region.

2 months ago

Singapore Tycoon Wants Chinese Travelers to Visit Mega-Yacht Marinas

Singapore Tycoon Wants Chinese Travelers to Visit Mega-Yacht Marinas

Livia Yap, Bloomberg

Singapore, quietly, is one of Asia's top cruise ports. Giving tourists something else to do when embarking a cruise or visiting Singapore is a shrewd idea.

2 months ago

Singapore Tries to Compete for Chinese Tourists With Shopping-Themed Week

Singapore Tries to Compete for Chinese Tourists With Shopping-Themed Week

Livia Yap , Bloomberg

Tourism boards for numerous countries are wooing Chinese tourists. The challenge is how do countries differentiate themselves on a long-term basis.

2 months ago

Singapore Has Lots of Tourists, But They’re the Wrong Kind

Singapore Has Lots of Tourists, But They’re the Wrong Kind

Pooka Thakur, Bloomberg

When your customer demo changes, there are often challenges. Singapore needs to be able to manage shifts if it wants to succeed long term.

3 months ago

Singapore Travel Warnings in Place as City-State Deals With 151 Zika Cases

Singapore Travel Warnings in Place as City-State Deals With 151 Zika Cases

Annabelle Liang and Kim Tong-hyung, Associated Press

Singapore is one of Asia and the world's largest travel hubs and the spike in zika cases will surely have a negative impact on tourism and the local economy in the near-term.

3 months ago

Experts Analyzed Travel Patterns to Predict Zika’s Next Landing Spots

Experts Analyzed Travel Patterns to Predict Zika’s Next Landing Spots

Maria Cheng, Associated Press

As Zika outbreaks hit parts of Florida and Singapore, experts are predicting that the next stops could be China, India and Nigeria. These are just predictions, though, because Zika has been around for decades and populations may have already developed immunity to the disease.

3 months ago

Indonesia’s Worries About Zika Turn Into Screenings for Singapore Passengers

Indonesia’s Worries About Zika Turn Into Screenings for Singapore Passengers

Niniek Karmini and Stephen Wright, Associated Press

Zika's potential to have a wide-spread, decades-long impact separates it from other recent global health scares ranging from avian flu to even Ebola. It's up to governments to quickly and wisely respond to threats to prevent large outbreaks.

3 months ago

Airlines See Pajama Styles as Competitive Advantage for Premium Passengers

Airlines See Pajama Styles as Competitive Advantage for Premium Passengers

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airline competition is evolving from lounges to loungewear in the front of the plane. Hey, if they have lie-flat seats on long-haul flights, then frequent flyers might as well walk the aisles and sleep in style.

4 months ago

A High-Speed Train Between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Could Soon Be a Reality

A High-Speed Train Between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Could Soon Be a Reality

Nikita Mathur, Bloomberg

A bullet train traveling between both countries would be a boon not only for tourism, but also for business. Having seen the positive impact high-speed trains have on tourism and economies in Asia, it makes us wonder why bullet trains haven't yet made their way to the Americas?

5 months ago

Singapore Airlines to Fly San Francisco-Singapore Nonstop to Compete With United

Singapore Airlines to Fly San Francisco-Singapore Nonstop to Compete With United

Brian Sumers, Skift

Singapore Airlines will defend its home turf against United Airlines by launching new non-stops between Singapore and San Francisco. The airline does not have the perfect aircraft, but it will make due for a couple of years until a better plane arrives.

6 months ago

Singapore’s Casino Tourism Is Improving a Sluggish Economy

Singapore’s Casino Tourism Is Improving a Sluggish Economy

David Roman and Enda Curran, Bloomberg

Even though Singapore's casinos had a difficult year, tourism still saw an small uptick. Analysts expect to see stronger visitor growth this year.

7 months ago

Skift CMO Interviews: Shifting the Destination Brand Story at Singapore Tourism

Skift CMO Interviews: Shifting the Destination Brand Story at Singapore Tourism

Greg Oates, Skift

Singapore is developing more strategic storytelling, more digital content, and more experiential marketing campaigns to show that the city-state has a dynamic and creative personality.

7 months ago