The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has announced its forecast for international visitor arrivals (IVA), following the city’s reopening of the borders under the Vaccinated Travel Framework launched on 1 April 2022. With global travel picking up pace, Singapore expects to receive between 4 and 6 million visitors in 2022.
Building on the three-year Memorandum of Understanding signed in November 2020, Trip.com Group and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) are deepening their collaboration across key markets including Thailand, South Korea and Hong Kong, while expanding their partnership to include new markets Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia.
From next Friday, travellers arriving in Singapore will no longer be required to undergo an unsupervised self-administered rapid antigen test within 24 hours of touching down.
Operated by the flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the Singapore route will be added to Bangkok and Manila in the list of Asian destination offered by the carrier.
Royal Caribbean has announced the extension of the Singapore season for Quantum of the Seas. The decision follows the success of the safe cruises pilot programme, which launched in December.
The body has confirmed collaborations with seven trade partners in 2021 including Flight Centre, Gold Medal, If Only, Lotus Group, Travel Counsellors, Travelbag and eDreams.
The Singapore Tourism Board has appointed Michael Rodriguez to the role of area director for northern and western Europe. He will assume the role this month.
Dusit International has expanded into Singapore with the opening of Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore in the heart of the renowned Laguna National Golf & Country Club.
The launch of a travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore has been postponed for two weeks. The decision comes amid a surge of Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong-Singapore Air Travel Bubble agreement is described as a milestone for the global tourism industry, and paves the way for cross-border air travel in a safe and quarantine-free way.
Singapore is one of the first countries in the world to develop and implement a mandatory audit and certification programme for cruise lines before they can commence sailings.