SINGAPORE, 24 February 2017: Sabre Corporation and Egencia, the business travel company of Expedia, released, Thursday, analysis and recommendations on ways companies can support their road warrior employees while travelling.
The joint whitepaper titled, “The Year of the Business Traveller: Four keys to use data to support road warriors in 2017”.
Based on analysis of Sabre’s global air, hotel and ancillary booking data, companies have the opportunity to increase traveller satisfaction in several areas, especially for road warriors. Read more
SINGAPORE, 23 February: 2017 Bali was named Best Island in the World by DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2017, organised by a tourism publication based in Singapore.
In addition to Bali taking the top slot, neighbouring island of Lombok was also placed among the top 10 Best islands in the World according to DestinAsian readers.
Phuket island, in South Thailand, came in second with Samui island taking the 4th slot and Phi Phi in eighth place. Read more
SINGAPORE, 22 February 2017: Japanese tour giant, JTB Corporation and the Singapore Tourism Board, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote Singapore as a key destination during 2017.
This is the first MOU between STB and a commercial travel organisation in Japan.
It will focus specifically on the objective of attracting 90,000 Japanese tourists through joint campaigns. Read more
SINGAPORE, 22 February 2017: Vietjet reported positive growth in 2016, with a revenue of USD1.21 billion and a profit of USD105 million.
The airline achieved a load factor of 88.9%, transporting more than 14 million passengers in 2016.
In 2016, Vietjet Air operated 84,535 flights, accounting for 121,213 flight hours, reflecting further growth in the demand for air travel in Vietnam. Read more
SINGAPORE, 22 February 2017: Rugby fans in almost 50 countries can now buy tickets to the upcoming HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s, 15 to 16 April.
On Tuesday, StubHub and Rugby Singapore announced a partnership to promote the HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s, worldwide, through the easy to use online ticketing channel.
StubHub’s ticketing portals support 36 currencies and can be accessed in more than 20 languages. Read more
SINGAPORE, 22 February 2017: InterContinental Hotels Group announced, Tuesday, the appointment of Chris Waite as director of communications, Australasia and Japan.
The former head of communications for Amadeus Asia Pacific office in Bangkok is responsible for leading the communications function for IHG and its core brands.
They include InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo and EVEN Hotels. Read more
SINGAPORE, 16 February 2017: Singapore’s tourist visitor receipts surpassed earlier forecasts to hit historical highs in 2016, Singapore Tourism Board reported Tuesday.
While visits grew by 7.7% to 16.4 million, tourism receipts rose even higher by 13.9% to SGD24.8 billion.
The strong tourism receipt results came on the back of visitors spending more on food and beverage, shopping and accommodation. Read more
LONDON, 14 February 2017: Singapore hotels continue to suffer low occupancy levels caused by a strong supply growth in accommodation options, according to STR’s preliminary January data.
Room supply grew by 3.9% in January, this year, continuing a trend that was evident in the last quarter of 2016.
In contrast demand for rooms increased by a marginal 0.6%. Read more
SINGAPORE, 10 February 2017: Singapore Airlines said Thursday it had ordered 39 Boeing passenger planes worth USD13.8 billion as it seeks to expand its capacity in the face of growing competition.
The carrier said it had signed a letter of intent with the US manufacturer for 20 of its 777-9s and 19 of its 787-10s, with options for six more of each aircraft, bringing the total to 51 if exercised.
“Today’s major order for wide-body aircraft enables us to continue operating a modern and fuel-efficient fleet, providing the SIA Group with additional expansion opportunities to ensure that we retain our industry-leading position,” chief executive Goh Choon Phong said in a statement. Read more
SINGAPORE, 27 January 2017: Travel that was perceived as a luxury by Asians is now considered a necessity, states a study released, Thursday, by Sabre Corporation.
The technology company serving the global travel industry, revealed a series of highly contrasting traveller preferences behind the growing Asian Pacific travel market.
Four out of five Asian travellers surveyed stated that travel was no longer a luxury for them. It’s a necessity. Read more