Articles tagged “singapore”

Why Aren’t Visitors Splurging in Crazy Rich Singapore?

Why Aren’t Visitors Splurging in Crazy Rich Singapore?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Singapore grapples with affordability, as seen in drops in shopping, dining, and hotel spending by tourists, who are also staying a shorter time. Going for more high-yield tourists and giving them the value they'd expect from paying high prices is the solution, and Singapore must do it fast. Here's why.

4 days ago

Singapore Proposes Stricter Ridehailing Rules Because the Services Are the Same

Singapore Proposes Stricter Ridehailing Rules Because the Services Are the Same

Youlim Lee, Bloomberg

With more players in the market, Singapore no longer sees ridehailing firms as technology, but transport companies which should be subject to the same rules as street-hail operators. Safety is another big issue.

4 weeks ago

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Delivers Boost to Singapore Hotels

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Delivers Boost to Singapore Hotels

Pooja Thakur, Bloomberg

In recent years the island city-state of Singapore wisely expanded its airport, hotels, stopover program, and luxury offerings. That helped to prepare it for a recent influx of tourism after its star turn in the global blockbuster movie "Crazy Rich Asians."

2 months ago

How I Plan to Cover the World’s Most Exciting Travel Region as Skift’s New Asia Editor

How I Plan to Cover the World’s Most Exciting Travel Region as Skift’s New Asia Editor

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Our first Asia Editor, Raini Hamdi, starts with us today and shares how she intends to cover the vast, fast, diverse, and dynamic region of Asia. Apart from remembering to breathe deeply, she'll be focusing on the stories that count.

4 months ago

Singapore’s Changi Airport Blazes a Trail by Embracing Automation

Singapore’s Changi Airport Blazes a Trail by Embracing Automation

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

When passengers fly in and out of Changi's Terminal 4, they witness a whole terminal built to test the airport robots of the future. It's good practice for the mammoth terminal coming to the airport by next decade's end.

5 months ago

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Is Potential Bonanza for Singapore Tourism

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Is Potential Bonanza for Singapore Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many destinations or small towns aren't prepared for waves of tourism after a box office hit makes travelers want to visit, but not Singapore. The island nation has been expanding its airport, hotels, stopover program, and luxury offerings for years as it waited for its turn in the spotlight with U.S. travelers.

6 months ago

Singapore Hotels Benefit From Visitors During Trump-Kim Summit

Singapore Hotels Benefit From Visitors During Trump-Kim Summit

Klaus Wille, Bloomberg

At least the June meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was an unequivocal success for someone, namely, Singapore hotels.

7 months ago

Asiatravel Holdings Suspends Trading as Auditors Question Financial Viability

Asiatravel Holdings Suspends Trading as Auditors Question Financial Viability

Bloomberg

It appears as though Asiatravel.com will need to secure new funding or find a so-called white knight to stave off creditors.

8 months ago

Singapore Travel Companies Could Benefit as Spotlight Hits Trump-Kim Meeting

Singapore Travel Companies Could Benefit as Spotlight Hits Trump-Kim Meeting

Livia Yap, Bloomberg

Experts in Singapore say the quick Trump-Kim summit could have near-term negative repercussions for travel due to strict security measures. But the longer-term impact could be positive for the destination's reputation — and its hotels, airlines, and restaurants.

8 months ago

All Attention Focused on This Singapore Hotel As Trump-Kim Meeting Nears

All Attention Focused on This Singapore Hotel As Trump-Kim Meeting Nears

Keith Zhai andJason Koutsoukis, Bloomberg

Singapore is no stranger to hosting events for world leaders. But can the city/state island handle one of the biggest summits since the end of the Cold War?

9 months ago

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Cities Are Leveraging Their Cultural DNA to Connect With Travelers’ Passions

Cities Are Leveraging Their Cultural DNA to Connect With Travelers’ Passions

Singapore Tourism Board + Skift

Singapore Tourism Board's new "Passion Made Possible" platform represents a pivotal shift in destination marketing taking place worldwide. Instead of telling travelers where they can go or what they can do, the new strategy is about inspiring people to imagine who they can be.

10 months ago

How a Restored Raffles Hotel Will Target a New Generation of Luxury Travelers

How a Restored Raffles Hotel Will Target a New Generation of Luxury Travelers

Laura Powell, Skift

How do you update an iconic hotel without losing its charm? That's the challenge currently facing interior designers working on Raffles Singapore.

10 months ago