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Singapore travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Singapore. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Singapore. Singapore Travel information. Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. Its colonial core centers on the Padang, a cricket field since the 1830s and now flanked by grand buildings such as City Hall, with its 18 Corinthian columns. In Singapore's circa-1820 Chinatown stands the red-and-gold Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, said to house one of Buddha's teeth.

Aviation Industry Leaders Unite in World Tourism Network Interest Group

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2021 19:38

Aviation is a key factor in rebuilding the travel and tourism industry. The World Tourism Network had an initial brainstorming discussion with industry leaders to talk about a way forward. Read More

Singapore Airlines resumes flights between Munich and Singapore

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 15:40

Resuming nonstop service between Munich and Singapore sends a very important signal, especially in these challenging times Read More

How you can influence the future of Aviation?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2021 21:19

The World Tourism Network emerged out of a grassroots initiatives known as rebuilding.travel. Aviation veteran Vijay Poonoosamy, a former VP for Etihad Airways is now leading the Aviation Interest Group ... Read More

Best Passports to have: Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Germany

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2021 09:14

The US or UK Passport only gives access to 75 countries visa free. This is bringing the value of the US passport to the same level as The Gambia. The ... Read More

Singapore Airlines launches ‘digital health passport’

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 24, 2020 18:58

Singapore Airlines announced that it had started the trials of the world’s first “health verification process”, that the company described as the "new normal" for travel. Singapore's flag carrier has become ... Read More

Dusit International debuts in Singapore

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 2, 2020 16:01

Dusit International has officially expanded into Singapore with the opening of Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore in the heart of the renowned Laguna National Golf & Country Club, one of the ... Read More

Singapore-Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble spurs Christmas bookings

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 5, 2020 16:04

October 15 announcement that Hong Kong and Singapore have reached an in-principle agreement to establish a bilateral Air Travel Bubble (ATB), which would allow leisure travel between them to restart ... Read More

Hong Kong-Singapore Bubble Fulfilling Pent-up Travel Demand

editor editor- November 5, 2020 01:11

On October 15, Hong Kong and Singapore reached an in-principle agreement to establish a bilateral Air Travel Bubble (ATB), which would allow leisure travel between them to restart this month ... Read More

Singapore Airlines re-launches world’s longest flight to New York’s JFK

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 24, 2020 01:26

The flag carrier airline of Singapore announced that it will re-launch its world's longest nonstop flight to New York next month, this time flying to New York City's John F ... Read More

Singapore Tourism partners with Expedia to target international markets

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020 17:06

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Expedia have inked a two-year global marketing partnership. Its focus is to stimulate the local tourism industry by supporting home-grown businesses and strengthen Singapore’s position ... Read More

Hong Kong and Singapore establish quarantine-free air travel bubble

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020 13:08

Singapore and Hong Kong have agreed in principle to create an air travel bubble between them that will not require quarantine upon arrival, the Singapore government said Thursday. The agreement ... Read More

Singapore can’t wait around for a vaccine to reopen travel

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 11, 2020 21:03

Ong Ye Kung, the minister of Transport for Singapore explained that his country can't wait around for a vaccine. Ong Ye Kung MP is served as the Minister for Transport ... Read More

Singapore Airlines to resume Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Milan, Paris and Frankfurt flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 5, 2020 13:55

Singapore's flag carrier, Singapore Airlines, announced that it will resume and increase the frequency of flights on a number of destinations by the end of the year. "It is expected ... Read More

Singapore relaxes border restrictions, allows visitors from New Zealand and Brunei in

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 30, 2020 08:59

Singapore authorities announced that visitors from New Zealand and Brunei are now allowed to travel to and from the island city-state. Visitors from Brunei or New Zealand, who have remained ... Read More

Singapore Airlines launching ‘nowhere flights’

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 12, 2020 19:12

In an attempt to boost its grounded passenger business, Singapore Airlines plans to launch so-called "nowhere" flights - trips that start and end at the same airport. The airline will ... Read More

Electronic tracking devices will spare some Singapore visitors COVID-19 quarantine

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020 00:51

Singapore authorities announced that not all new arrivals to the city-state will have to quarantine at a government facility during COVID-19 epidemic. Instead, the visitors from certain countries and returning ... Read More

Four Emergencies Airlines are facing – what is the way ahead?

Vijay Poonoosamy Vijay Poonoosamy- July 5, 2020 18:55

Quarantines, economic recession, and health fears are likely to continue to weigh on airline passenger numbers. The COVID-19 crisis has grounded airlines and halted air travel all over the world, ... Read More

7 in 10 Singaporeans still want to travel in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 4, 2020 01:30

The results of the Travel Intent Survey 2020, that analysed post-COVID-19 travel intentions of 6,000 Singaporeans, were published today. The survey aimed to understand the outlook of travel recovery and ... Read More

Digital Ambassadors: The Right Way and the Wrong Way

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- June 6, 2020 19:47

To ensure no one gets left behind as Singapore becomes more digitally connected, the government will be setting up a new digitalization office to double down on outreach efforts to ... Read More

Why Saving your National Airlines is worth the investment

Vijay Poonoosamy Vijay Poonoosamy- May 5, 2020 07:36

Vijay Poonoosam is a member of the International Board of Experts for rebuilding.travel. He will be discussing a hot topic in an upcoming webinar with travel industry members and decision-makers ... Read More

Asia-Pacific hotels continue profit free fall

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2020 19:51

Asia-Pacific, where the coronavirus first appeared, continues to serve as the baseline for global hotel data performance comparison. March data indicates that the virus’ impact on hotel performance is not ... Read More

Singapore extends COVID-19 ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown till June

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 21, 2020 16:27

Singapore government announced a four-week extension of the city-state's partial lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 infections. Singapore's  Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said today that the lockdown now ... Read More

Ascott provides safe rooms for those unable to travel home

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 20, 2020 02:44

Ascott has stepped up to provide a home away from home for healthcare workers, returning nationals, guests who are affected by border closures or city lockdowns, migrant workers and others ... Read More

Singapore moves migrant workers to ‘accommodation vessels’ docked in restricted area

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2020 15:47

Singapore government officials announced plans to to house thousands of migrant workers in floating 'accommodation vessels' that are normally used for offshore and marine industry staff. Tens of thousands of ... Read More

Read Singapore Airlines CEO Heartfelt Apology and Gift for Elite Members

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2020 09:28

Goh Choon Phong is the Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Airlines and Singapore Airlines Cargo. He was appointed the CEO of the airline on 3 September 2010. Prior to his ... Read More

Could Coronavirus become the new normal for mankind? Three possible scenarios

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2020 17:20

"The Conarvirus is here to stay until the end of the year," said Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang, infectious diseases program leader at the National University of Singapore's Saw Swee ... Read More

Asia Coronavirus COVID-19 Update: Travel Restrictions, Current Situation

editor editor- March 5, 2020 23:00

In early January 2020, a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown cause was detected in Wuhan City, Hubei, China. The resulting coronavirus COVID-19 has led to over 95,000 confirmed cases ... Read More

IATA on COVID-19: Coronavirus Impacts

editor editor- March 5, 2020 19:22

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) updated its analysis of the financial impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency on the global air transport industry. IATA now sees ... Read More

Israel taking steps to minimize global spread of Coronavirus COVID-19

editor editor- February 26, 2020 19:55

Israel is taking no chances with the outbreak and spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Numerous flights have been cancelled and foreigners from certain designated countries are forbidden from entering Israel. Cathay ... Read More

IFALPA Postpones Singapore Conference due to Coronavirus COVID-19

editor editor- February 26, 2020 18:36

In consultation with ALPA-Singapore, the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) has made the decision to abstain from holding this year’s IFALPA Annual Conference in Singapore as earlier ... Read More

FCM appoints new Director for Asia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2020 04:50

FCM Travel Solutions, a travel management company, has announced the appointment of Joanne Taylor as Director of Account Management Asia. Based at FCM’s regional office in Singapore, Joanne is part ... Read More

Airbus and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore sign MOU

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2020 19:15

Airbus and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enable urban air mobility (UAM) in Singapore. The MOU was signed today at ... Read More

Airbus blended wing aircraft

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 11, 2020 08:25

Airbus has revealed MAVERIC (Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls) its "blended wing body" scale model technological demonstrator.  At 2 meters long and 3.2 meters wide, with ... Read More

De Havilland Canada and Viking Air won’t attend Singapore Airshow 2020 over coronavirus fears

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2020 17:57

In light of the increased alert level announced today by the Singapore Government and Ministry of Health due to incidents of Coronavirus in Singapore, Longview Aviation Capital has elected to ... Read More

Coronavirus Update: Singapore raises Disease Outbreak Level to Orange

editor editor- February 7, 2020 21:54

Following several cases of novel coronavirus without any links to previous cases or travel history to mainland China, today, Friday, February 7, 2020, Singapore raised its Disease Outbreak Response System ... Read More