Singapore’s Changi airport took it on the chin recently when Qantas announced their deal with Emirates, making Dubai their new Europe to Australia hub. Starting in April of next year, flights in between London and Frankfurt, and Australia will connect in Dubai.
For those interested in food and hospitality, and/or those headed to Singapore, the Singapore Exhibition Services Pte Ltd opens Food & Hotels Asia 2012 (FHA 2012) this Tuesday at the Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Center.
Meritus Hotels & Resorts has announced a campaign to celebrate, among other things, four decades of Meritus signature hospitality in Asia. These luxurious hotels are encapsulated in a new commercial campaign of extraordinary beauty and clarity.
Festival of Media Asia, opens their creativity and innovation in media by their first Asia chapter from November 13th thru November 15th in Singapore. Hosted at the Marina Bay Saynds Expo and Convention Center, the gathering hopes to target the challenges Asia marketers, branding, and communications sectors face.
In news from Singapore based Tiger Airways, the airline has proposed the purchase of 33 % of PT Mandala Airlines of Indonesia. The latter is currently undergoing financial restructuring according to Indonesian law. The restructured airline also announced plans to adopt the highly successful Tiger business model for future operations.
Lady Gaga is scheduled to perform in an exclusive SingTel concert before a limited crowd of just 2000 this week. For visitors to Singapore, who are Gaga fans, maybe the only way to see the diva is via a SingTel contest?
Travel search innovators Skyscanner, one of the world’s most useful travel search tools, has announced a year to year revenue increase of 75 percent. Also in their news, the company’s growth trajectory has also paved the way for expansion in Asia via operations in Singapore. With emerging markets being underutilized, can companies like Skyscanner gain a foothold?
CommunicAsia 2011, one of the world’s biggest technology conferences, is scheduled to begin tomorrow at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands. This year’s conference promises to be a comprehensive knowledge building platform and showcase for a vast array of emerging technologies.
For those out there who do not know what the Duanwu Festival is, search giants Baidu and Google will have further confounded the unwary with their doodles celebrating the Dumpling Festival. Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China celebrate national holidays today.
The grand opening of one of the world’s biggest theme parks, Universal Studios Singapore, took place last week. And despite a few hickups, no-show stars, and other minor irritations, Singapore now has another world class touristic attraction. This opening is not only big tourism news, but a sign of Singapore’s every increasing popularity and growth.
In online travel news today, Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking web portal, announced a partnership with Jetstar Asia Ariways. Now Agoda’s inventory of thousands of hotels will be accessible through Jetstar’S digital storefronts, and co-op deals will be offered through the airlines holiday network.
In news from Singapore, the Great Singapore Sale (GSS) kicks off today there. This annual shopping fiesta slash frenzy is one of the biggest such events anywhere in the world, projected sales topping $5.5 billion SD.
Between 12 and 13 million tourists are expected to visit the city-state this year, bringing with them tourism receipts of around 23 billion SGD (Singapore dollars), according to the Trade, Industry and Education minister S Iswaran.
The suave looking businessman reclines back in his chair at the blackjack table in Danang, Vietnam’s new Crown Casino, and leisurely sips his drink while waiting for his female companion to get some more chips.
The 2011 edition of the NATAS Travel Fair, Singapore’s largest travel fair organized by National Association of Travel Agents (NATAS), will take place at the Singapore Expo, Halls 4 & 5 from 25-27 February.