The Indian Hotels Company has announced a three-year strategic partnership with the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore, GIC. With funds of up to US$600 million, the new platform will be used to acquire fully operational hotels in the luxury, upper upscale and upscale segments in India.
Officially opening to the public next Wednesday, more than four years after ground was broken on the development in 2014, Jewel will offer travellers and visitors unique attractions, extensive shopping and dining experiences, as well as airport and accommodation facilities.
Changi Airport Group has announced the launch of its Changi Stopovers programme, aimed at enticing passengers travelling through Singapore to stop and explore the Lion City.
Dusit International has appointed Eric Piatti as general manager of Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore. The first Dusit-branded property within the country, it is scheduled to open in quarter one of 2019.
Norwegian has launched its first route from London Gatwick to Asia, with a special themed celebration to mark the carrier’s inaugural flight to Singapore.
Singapore will continue to be home to the next three editions of the region’s leading travel trade show – ITB Asia. Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organisers of the event, have announced the extension of its milestone partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board from 2017 – 2019, as it looks to continue supporting ITB Asia’s impact in the region, bringing a full range of innovative travel products, services and high powered content that cater to new and growing segments in corporate, leisure and MICE travel.
ITB Asia has opened its doors at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. There has been a significant interest in the MICE and corporate travel products, with over 85 per cent of attending buyers leveraging on the business matching platform to source for new destinations and travel products, and gain new industry knowledge.