Singapore promotes stopover packages

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SINGAPORE, 6 August 2018: A new stopover deal has been introduced by Changi Airport to encourage passengers travelling through Changi Airport to take timeout and stop in the city state for a short break.

The programme targets travellers who use the airport as  a gateway where they change flights to visit other destinations in Southeast Asia, or on a long-haul flight to destinations in Australia or Europe.

Changi airport has teaming up with Singapore Tourism Board to fund the SGD3.2 million marketing partnership that will promote stopover travel.

Under the programme, passengers, who book a stopover package on the airport’s website, get a complimentary one-way airport-hotel transfer (by coach) and a mobile SIM card worth SGD10.

The stopover [1] packages start at SDGD63 per person and to provide attractive prices Changi and STB have created a list of participating hotels [2].

Today, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi, connecting Singapore to some 400 cities in about 100 countries and territories worldwide.

Transfer passengers currently make up about 30% of Changi Airport’s total traffic, with passenger movements from Australia and India registering as top contributors to transfer traffic at Changi and therefore prime targets for the stopover package. Last year, more than 1.1 million passenger movements were registered on Changi’s top transfer route between Australia and India.

However, the challenge is to convince them to break their journey in a destination known for its expensive hotels.

While benefiting passengers, the programme also strengthens Changi Airport’s position as a regional hub of choice, enhancing traffic for CAG’s airline partners.

The Changi Stopovers programme will benefit transfer[3] passengers flying with any airline operating at Changi Airport.

 1 A stopover refers to a layover longer than 24 hours, and where the stopover city is not the passenger’s final destination.

2 www.changiairport.com/stopovers

3 Passengers arriving and departing on the same or different aircraft, with different flight numbers, within 24 hours of scheduled time of arrival, to a country other than the country from which he embarked.

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