Articles tagged “singapore”

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.

2 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 months ago

Singapore Hotels Seek Rebound by Moving Away From Luxury

Singapore Hotels Seek Rebound by Moving Away From Luxury

Aradhana Aravindan, Reuters

Singapore overbuilt luxury hotel rooms. Changing business traveler tastes spelled trouble for the Southeast Asian country which is now witnessing a rising popularity in new mid-scale hotels.

3 months ago

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.

7 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.

7 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.

8 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.

9 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.

9 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.

9 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.

9 months ago