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    Singapore Tourism Industry Faces Long Winter – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

    These days, the desolate streets and shuttered businesses in popular tourist areas in Singapore like Little India and Chinatown are telling. Top tourist attractions like Sentosa, Universal Studios and the Singapore Zoological Gardens are seeing a fraction of the visitors they used to have. Even Singapore‘s tourism icon, the majestic Merlion at the mouth of the Singapore River, sits quietly. Still spouting water from its mouth but longing for the days when throngs of tourists take selfies with it and fight over the best spots to take the perfect photo in its presence. Orchard Road although not as bustling as […] More

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    ‘We have to chart a new path’: Singapore tourism marketing chief on a post-pandemic world

    The Covid-19 pandemic has decimated the tourism industry and recovery will take time, as mass international travel will not return in any significant way any time soon. The pandemic has also irrevocably changed consumer behaviour and spending patterns. This means it is crucial that countries like Singapore work closely with its partner agencies and the industry to chart a new path forward for tourism, by transforming its businesses and building new capabilities, Lynette Pang, the chief marketing officer at Singapore Tourism Board tells The Drum. “To prevent a resurgence of Covid-19 infection cases, we are taking a phased and calibrated […] More

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    Singtel unit NCS eyes regional growth

    Singapore AMID the Covid-19 pandemic, information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider NCS is one of the few lucky firms whose operations have been left largely unscathed. In fact, with the acceleration of digitalisation in the current climate working in its favour, the company is eyeing further expansion in the Greater China and Australia regions, and seizing more opportunities within the private sector. Established in 1981, NCS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singtel, has an established track record working on public sector projects within Singapore. One of its more recognisable projects would be the MyTransport.SG mobile application introduced by the Land […] More

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    Many planning to use tourism vouchers for staycations and attractions

    SINGAPORE – Mr Wilson Nah was planning to take his wife and their two children to either Hong Kong Disneyland or Malaysia’s Genting Highlands during the year-end school holidays. But when Covid-19 cases spiked over the Chinese New Year period, the 47-year-old ruled out an overseas trip and is now eyeing a holiday in Singapore to save costs and keep his family safe. So the announcement earlier this month giving more details of how the $100 worth of tourism vouchers each adult Singaporean is getting can be used was great news for Mr Nah, a purchaser in the supply chain […] More

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    Travel News – Visa, STB ink MoU to revive local tourism through research & marketing

    Digital payment service provider Visa has signed a three year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to address the needs of Singapore’s tourism and lifestyle small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) impacted by COVID-19.  The STB-Visa collaboration focuses on two strategic areas to revive the local tourism industry – joint research and analytics and marketing partnerships. As international travel gradually resumes, both organisations will scale up their partnership to include joint international marketing, powered by data and insights derived from their combined research. The aim is to develop marketing strategies and initiatives to help Singapore businesses capture […] More

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    Tourism recovery could take three to five years: Singapore Tourism Board chief

    The tourism industry must be prepared for a long winter as international travel could take three to five years to return to pre-pandemic levels, even if a vaccine for the coronavirus is developed soon. But businesses cannot go into hibernation mode if Singapore is to come roaring back as a top destination for high-value tourists when the situation begins to normalize. This was the stark message from Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) chief executive Keith Tan to industry members at a virtual roundtable session Thursday. Echoing the bleak outlook, Association of Singapore Attractions (ASA) chairman Kevin Cheong urged operators that are […] More

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    Singapore travel industry veteran, Allen Tsang, passes on | TTG Asia

    The former managing director of Lotus Travel Singapore, Allen Tsang, has passed away on September 21, at age 70, leaving behind his wife Nancy Tsang, and a son. Tsang was sent off in an intimate ceremony attended by 30 of his closest friends and immediate family. Allen Tsang (second from left) was loved for his contributions to Singapore’s tourism industry development; he is pictured here with colleagues at the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2012 He was regarded as one of the few pioneers of Singapore’s inbound tourism industry. He was an active member of the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore […] More

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    Fuji Xerox Innovation Re:Mix Forum – Work Reimagined gives perspectives on how to pivot into the ‘next’ normal | Taiwan News

    Industry leaders and analysts share perspectives and solutions to build business resiliency post-pandemic SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 25 September 2020 – Fuji Xerox Singapore, a leading provider in document and communications solutions, presented the third edition of its flagship event; Innovation Re:Mix Forum Work Reimagined 2020. With approximately 80% of organisations in Asia Pacific expecting a decline in 2020 revenue, the Innovation Re:Mix Forum is particularly timely as it explores the many facets businesses face in their accelerated digital transformation journeys to ensure business continuity in the current climate.   Aligned with Fuji Xerox Singapore’s corporate practice ‘Genko-Itchi’, a Japanese concept of […] More

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    Going virtual: COVID-19 pushes tourism players, visitors to adapt to a new reality

    Business Tourism has been one of the sectors worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. With closed borders and restrictions, many tourist attractions have seen a steep downturn in business. To keep afloat, many are turning to technology. Money Mind reports. A water feature is seen in an empty Merlion Park, as tourism braces for a steep decline following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) along Marina Bay in Singapore, March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su 25 Sep 2020 06:00AM(Updated: 25 Sep 2020 06:20AM) Bookmark SINGAPORE: Since late March, Singapore’s borders have been shut to most short-term visitors. This has had a […] More

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    GGRAsia – Singapore new gaming authority on track for 2021: ministry

    Singapore new gaming authority on track for 2021: ministry Sep 24, 2020 Newsdesk Latest News, Singapore, Top of the deck &nbsp A new, centralised authority to oversee the entire gambling industry in Singapore, is on track to be established in 2021, confirmed the city-state’s Ministry of Home Affairs in an email reply to GGRAsia. The new body – to be called the Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA) – will be a statutory board and will be reconstituted from the current Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA), according to an April statement from the ministry. “The Ministry of Home Affairs will establish the Gambling Regulatory Authority and complete the […] More

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    Singapore turns to domestic tourism as travel sector reels from coronavirus – Gruntstuff

    SINGAPORE — Singapore is popping to domestic tourism as its borders stay largely closed to abroad guests due to coronavirus. “The tourism sector in Singapore was actually badly affected as a results of this pandemic,” stated Chaly Mah, chairman of the Singapore Tourism Board on Tuesday, on the sidelines of the Singapore Summit. Singapore began off the yr sturdy with 1.69 million guests in January — a rise from 1.62 million the identical month a yr in the past. Nevertheless, as authorities sought to management the unfold of the coronavirus outbreak, travel restrictions have been imposed. The immigration controls despatched the numbers […] More

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