STB shortlists award finalists

April 24, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 24 April 2017: After three months of judging, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced, Friday, 77 finalists for the Experience Excellence, Enterprise Excellence and Customer Service categories of the 2017 Singapore Tourism Awards.

The awards ceremony is set for 4 May when the industry’s best will be honoured for demonstrating excellence and raising the bar in their areas of expertise.

Recipients of the Top Awards and Special Recognition award categories will also be unveiled at the event held at Shangri-La Hotel, which will be attended by Minister S Iswaran, minister for trade and industry. Read more

Robotics fans meet in Singapore

April 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 19 April 2017: For those who look forward to the era of robots, then register for the International Conference on Robotics and Automation scheduled for Singapore’s Sands Expo and Convention Centre, 29 May to 3 June.

The event is the flagship conference of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Robotics and Automation Society. Read more

CAG, SIA and STB beef up partnership

April 19, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 19 April 2017: Singapore’s big three, Changi Airport Group, Singapore Airlines and Singapore Tourism Board, have extended their joint partnership for another three years funded by a record SGD33.75 million investment.

The joint promotional fund will be used to sell Singapore as an attractive stopover and twin it with other destinations in the region.(1)

Efforts will focus on promoting Singapore as a stopover or twinning destination to travellers globally. The previous approach targeted just travellers from specific long-haul markets such as the US and Europe. Read more

Singapore leverages Disney appeal

April 18, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 18 April 2017: Singapore Tourism Board and Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia have signed a three-year partnership that will provide fun experiences themed around Disney’s biggest brands and most popular characters.

As part of the collaboration, locals and visitors to Singapore will be entertained with a range of experiential activities starting with Star Wars, followed by Marvel and Disney Animation/Disney Pixar themes in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars in 2017, the collaboration will kick off with a three-day Star Wars festival, starting 4 May at Gardens by the Bay, followed by other Star Wars-themed activations held in the second half of 2017. Read more

Sir Samford Raffles off duty

April 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 10 April 2017: If Sir Stamford Raffles is on your must-see statues list during a holiday in Singapore, this week; forget it the famous gent is otherwise engaged.

Singapore Tourist Board reports he has been hoarded up for industrial cleaning and that means he will be off duty for selfie photo sessions, 10 to 11 April. Read more

Sabre’s GetThere gets better

April 3, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore, Technology

SINGAPORE, 3 April 2017: Sabre’s GetThere travel management solution moves to the next level with the launch of a fast, design-led mobile experience to provide business travellers a simple way to book and manage in-policy travel while on the go.

Based on research sessions to evaluate what travellers and travel managers needed from an online booking tool, the newly redesigned GetThere empowers travellers to make smarter in-policy booking decisions.

The new consumer-grade and streamlined user experience gives them more self-service options and delivers an optimal search, shop and book experience whether on mobile or desktop. Read more

Secrets of data-driven hoteliers

March 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Singapore, TRENDING

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

Mastercard simplifies B2B payments

March 17, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore

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

Top soccer clubs to play in Singapore

March 17, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore

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

Carlson Rezidor expansion on track

March 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Singapore

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

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