SINGAPORE, 17 March 2017: Sabre Hospitality Solutions and Phocuswright released a new research report, Thursday, that evaluates channel optimisation in the hospitality industry.
It identifies critical elements of an effective, future-ready channel strategy that will maximise the ROI of both direct and indirect channels.
This new report, “Channel Optimisation in Hospitality: Secrets of Data-Driven Hoteliers,” claims to help hoteliers make well-informed, data-driven decisions about their channel strategies and offers insights on consumer trends. Read more
SINGAPORE, 17 March 2017: Mastercard announced, Thursday, a partnership with Eko-Pay to introduce Eko-B2B, a new digital payment solution for businesses in Asia Pacific.
Eko-B2B will provide businesses with an automated payment solution that enables them to streamline workflows and improve productivity for B2B payment transactions.
Powered by Eko-Pay, a technology company with proprietary solutions for financial and non-financial transactions, Eko-B2B seamlessly integrates with the Mastercard inControl platform to facilitate business payments, reducing inefficiencies and improving transparency. Read more
SINGAPORE, 17 March 2017: Singapore has signed a four-year contract as Southeast Asian host of the International Champions Cup (ICC) starting in July, organisers said Thursday.
German heavyweights Bayern Munich will kick off against current English Premier League leaders Chelsea in the first match of the pre-season friendly event 25 July, they said in a statement.
Bayern will then face off against Italy’s Inter Milan on 27 July, before the soccer tournament closes with a match between Chelsea and Inter on 29 July. Read more
SINGAPORE, 16 March 2017: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, announced, Wednesday, strong 2016 results with 77 hotel openings worldwide and 122 new properties signed, marking its fourth consecutive year of signing increases.
The global portfolio now includes 1,143 hotels and a inventory of 180,250 rooms as well as a global pipeline of 303 hotels and 50,000 rooms currently under development.
The group reported system-wide revenues of USD7.2 billion which were flat year-over-year. Read more
SINGAPORE, 16 March 2017: For the fifth year in a row, Singapore Changi Airport has been voted the World’s Best Airport by air travellers at the 2017 World Airport Awards, held at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
In all, this is the eighth time that Changi Airport has picked up this top international title at the World Airport Awards since it was introduced in 2000.
Changi Airport was also named the Best Airport in Asia, and Best Airport for Leisure Amenities, the latter a title it has held since the award category was introduced in 2009. Read more
SINGAPORE, 14 March 2017: After 10 years and 20 Asia Connect Conferences across Asia, the revitalised Asia Connect will see a few firsts in its next edition.
Recognised for bringing together global hospitality and tourism leaders to connect with new customers and future partners, this year’s event will be held at Marina Mandarin Singapore, 25 to 26 May.
The new edition conference will include a wider scope to address the entire tourism ecosystem; a lively and innovative ‘Three-In-One’ format; and the inaugural Asia Connect Customer Experience (ACCE) Tourism Awards. Read more
LONDON, 14 March 2017: Additional room supply continues to put Singapore’s hotels under pressure according to the latest STR’s preliminary for February
The data showed Singapore enjoyed a slight occupancy growth, but at the cost of significantly lower rates.
Figures based on daily data in February showed supply increased 4% and demand for hotel rooms 4.9%. Read more
SINGAPORE, 8 March 2017: Sea Asia 2017, ASEAN’s top maritime exhibition, is gearing up to host more than 16,000 people from over 80 countries, 25 to 27 April in Singapore.
Taking place as part of the 12th Singapore Maritime Week (22 to 28 April), it will opened by Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Khaw Boon Wan.
Singapore Maritime Foundation chairman, Andreas Sohmen-Pao, said: “The maritime industry has always played a vital role in Singapore’s economy and by attracting companies and talent, we will continue to build on the strong platform that has been established over the past decade.” Read more
SINGAPORE, 7 March 2017: Germans turn out to have the most powerful passport that grants the owner a visa-free or visa-on-arrival welcome in 157 countries worldwide.
According to the latest PassportIndex.Org data, Singapore overtook South Korea to take the second place with a visa-free score of 156, becoming the highest-ranked Asian passport.
South Korea fell to sixth place (152) while Japan rose to fourth place, tied with European countries such as Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, and others whose visa-free score reached 154. Read more
SINGAPORE, 7 March 2017: South Africa is the team to beat in the upcoming family friendly HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s, due to get underway 15 and 16 April.
The South Africa Blitzboks notched up their fourth Series win for the 2016 to 2017 season when they overcame Fiji 19-12 in the final of the Las Vegas Sevens.
This is South Africa’s fourth title from five tournaments and they sit 24 points clear of defending Series champions Fiji in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series standings. Read more