Articles tagged “singapore”

Home-Sharing Surge in Singapore Is a Quandary for Policy-Makers

Home-Sharing Surge in Singapore Is a Quandary for Policy-Makers

Michelle Jamrisko, Bloomberg

Despite restrictions, services like Airbnb are flourishing in Singapore. Stricter laws could be on the way, however, limiting the ability of residents to share their homes for short periods of time.

1 week ago

Business of Loyalty: Alaska and Singapore Forge Codeshare and Loyalty Partnership

Business of Loyalty: Alaska and Singapore Forge Codeshare and Loyalty Partnership

Grant Martin, Skift

Alaska's decision to partner with Singapore Airlines, a Star Alliance member, may seem strange, but there are serious benefits for international travelers.

1 month ago

Changi Airport’s New Terminal Will Feature A High-Tech Check-In Experience

Changi Airport’s New Terminal Will Feature A High-Tech Check-In Experience

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

As a major business hub, the check-in experience at Changi Airport's new terminal can't miss any marks. And given the volume of connecting traffic that flows through the airport travelers will also care about how easy it is to reach connecting flights.

1 month ago

Battle for Singapore Is Uber’s First Test Under New Leadership

Battle for Singapore Is Uber’s First Test Under New Leadership

Andy Mukherjee, Bloomberg

If Uber doesn't take action and get creative, it could face the same fate in Singapore and other Asia-Pacific markets as it did in China.

1 month ago

Qantas Ditches Dubai for Singapore in Kangaroo Route Tweak

Qantas Ditches Dubai for Singapore in Kangaroo Route Tweak

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

This month the Australian flag carrier reported the second-highest profit in its 97-year history. Expect it to play hardball with airports and partners worldwide.

2 months ago

Singapore’s Outdated Mass Transit System Is Causing Problems for Commuters, Tourists

Singapore’s Outdated Mass Transit System Is Causing Problems for Commuters, Tourists

Sterling Wong , Bloomberg

It looks like commuters in New York City and Singapore have a lot in common these days. If both cities don't improve their public transit systems, it's a lose-lose situation not only for locals but tourists, too.

2 months ago

Singapore’s Cruise Ships Are Luring Indian Visitors in Droves

Singapore’s Cruise Ships Are Luring Indian Visitors in Droves

Krystal Chia, Bloomberg

Indians are flocking to Singapore because the city-state is a hub port near many attractive Southeast Asian cruise destinations in Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Cruise lines are adding ships and routes, which could fuel the trend.

3 months ago

Singapore’s Old-School Travel Agencies Struggle While Innovators Thrive

Singapore’s Old-School Travel Agencies Struggle While Innovators Thrive

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Over 100 travel agencies have ceased operations in Singapore in the first six months of the year. But a closer look shows the trade is not dying; it is renewing.

3 months ago

Singapore Changi Wants to Turn Happy Passengers Into Returning Tourists

Singapore Changi Wants to Turn Happy Passengers Into Returning Tourists

Dan Peltier, Skift

Large hub airports like Singapore's Changi have tens of millions of connecting travelers each year. While it makes passengers happy, it hasn't been able to turn them into tourists.

7 months ago

Singapore Is Getting Tougher on the Sharing Economy Brands It Once Embraced

Singapore Is Getting Tougher on the Sharing Economy Brands It Once Embraced

Fathin Ungku and Jeremy Wagstaff, Reuters

Cities have often been the underdogs when it comes to working with sharing economy brands. It's nice to see them use what they've learned to their own, and their citizens', advantage.

8 months ago

A Game Plan for Enduring the Longest Flight in the World

A Game Plan for Enduring the Longest Flight in the World

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Whether you're flying long-haul or short-haul, first-class or economy, these are some great tips for enduring your next flight.

8 months ago

Singapore Hopes to Keep Formula One Tourists Coming Beyond 2017

Singapore Hopes to Keep Formula One Tourists Coming Beyond 2017

Melissa Cheok, Bloomberg

Does the future of Singapore's tourism industry depend on whether it hosts the Formula One race? If that's the case, perhaps the country's tourism board should look to diversify its tourist draws.

8 months ago