Neeta Lachmandas, assistant chief executive, Singapore Tourism Board at the World Travel Awards Asia, Australasia and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2012
The largest project in Singapore to date – Gardens by the Bay – opens to the public today in a development that immediately transforms Singapore into a beautiful garden city. Set to rival anything that the world has so far seen in terms of innovative modern gardens and occupying 101 hectares the first phase of Gardens by the Bay reaffirms the destination’s standing on the global stage as one of the most vibrant cities in the world.
The Singapore Tourism Board has announced that Lionel Yeo will be appointed to the position of chief executive for three years with effect from June 1st 2012. He will be taking over the role from Aw Kah Peng, who will step down at the end of this month to pursue her personal interests, after more than 20 years of service in the public sector.
The latest tourism figures for Singapore show record spending by UK Visitors in the first six months of 2011. Over 231,000 people visited from the UK between January and June, more than from each of the United States, Germany and Hong Kong.
Singapore Welcomes Leaders From Travel And Tourism Industry at TravelRave 2011.
Singapore visitor arrivals reached 3.12 million in Q1 2011, representing a 15.7% year-on-year growth. All three months in Q1 2011 saw record high arrivals with January registering the largest increase. March however remains the top visitor-generating month in Q1 2011. This follows Singapore Changi Airport being voted “World’s Leading Airport 2010” by World Travel Awards.
Officials from the Singapore Tourism Board have been outlining plans for the upcoming year at the Annual Tourism Industry Conference, with an emphasis firmly on growth for 2011. Held at the Suntec Exhibition and Convention Centre, the conference brings together tourism and travel related professionals involved in the tourism industry in Singapore.
Metro, the UK’s only free urban national newspaper, has exclusively teamed up with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Singapore Airlines to remind Metro readers what a great cultural destination Singapore is.
The Singapore Tourism Board has revealed it is developing a new tourism roadmap called Tourism Compass 2020, updating previous plans and inviting the public to shape the destinations future.