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Articles tagged “singapore”

Hotels

Starwood opens its first W Hotel in Singapore, its seventh hotel in the region

Tourism in the Southeast Asia continues to grow and international brands have realized to do well they must find a way to infuse local culture into high-end amenities guests are accustomed to from home.

Tourism

Singapore thinks Formula One racing will continue to pull in tourists

Singapore has found the best way to keep tourists coming, even in a tough economy, is to host and market unique events that visitors are willing to save up and splurge on.

Airlines

Everybody loves Changi Airport: Singapore hub posts record numbers for 2012

Changi's has managed some astounding successes both attracting more international business to Singapore and by making its terminals places that passengers on long-haul flights aspire to transit through.

Hotels

Young billionaire hotelier shifts focus to offer international options in Singapore

Singapore hotels are some of the priciest in Southeast Asia so the market is wide open for RB Capital's plan to build hotel brands that foreign budget travelers will recognize and trust.

Young billionaire hotelier shifts focus to offer international options in Singapore

Tourism

Want to know what London will be like in 20 years? Go to Singapore

The hyper-corporate Asian powerhouse has drawn a very thick line between its large pool of wealthy citizens and the even larger pool of workers -- mostly immigrants with fewer rights -- who help make that wealth possible.

Tourism

Singapore’s hotel industry continues to grow despite floundering economy

Singapore has positioned itself as a leisure destination and business hub for Southeast Asia and is reaping the benefits of location and utility that will continue to make the country's hoteliers very wealthy.

Singapore’s hotel industry continues to grow despite floundering economy

Cruises

Commuters beat tourists as Singapore Ducktours pushed off the river by a price cap

Ducktours' dilemma demonstrates the constant tug and pull between tourists and local commuters. Of course the tourist boats would like to charge S$18, but the S$3 commuter vessels will attract enough visitors to chip away at the tourist business.

SkiftX

The world’s 10 best destinations for street food

From Mexican churros to Moroccan kebabs, these descriptions of street-side snacks will make even the most swanky /snobbiest traveler's mouth water.

Airlines

Singapore’s Changi wondering how many terminals it should add to stay on top of its game

This being Changi, any discussion of terminals also needs to include speculation about whether this also means an IMAX movie theater, an indoor pool, a golf course, or something even cooler.

Tourism

Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines team up for round-the-world fares

The RTW fares are a good way for the two airlines to demonstrate their reach and flexibility as regional upstarts threaten to siphon away business.