Travel, Tourism and MICE Asia News
Summary of news related to Asia region, from airline and hotel industry and private transportation & transfers for leisure and business travelers.
25 Jun. Transiting passengers at Changi Airport can now enjoy Heritage Tour and City Lights Tour, available four times a day. The Heritage Tour covers the the Colonial District, Merlion Park and Chinatown or Little India. The City Lights Tour introduces visitors to the nightlife and panoramic views from the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade. Both itineraries also include visits to new attractions such as Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer.
29 Jun. United Airliens will deploy Boeing 747-400 aircraft on its daily, non-stop Hong Kong-Singapore service, effective October 27, 2012. The route is currently operated with a B737-800. Global First and BusinessFirst passengers will also be able to enjoy flat-bed seats and a range of premium services and amenities.
28 Jun. Singapore 'Gardens by the Bay' opens to the public on Friday, marking a major milestone of the city state vision in becoming a "City in a Garden". Open daily from 5am to 2am, entry to the park is free, but entry into the cooled conservatories and 128m-long aerial walkway are fee-payable.
29 Jun. Shangri-La Hotel Singapore’s Garden Wing has reopened, after 8 months of renovation. The new Garden Wing has 158 rooms and 3 premier suites contained within 6.1 hectares of tropical gardens.
29 Jun. International cruise operator, Holland America Line has added three new segments to its 75-day Grand Asia & Australia Voyage. Guests can also choose a shortened 20-day segment from Hong Kong to Brisbane, which embarks on 20 October with calls in Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Papua New Guinea and Australia.
29 Jun. A surveys from of travellers from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden showed that satisfaction level to Thailand has declined. The kingdom attracts more than a quarter million visitors in 2011 and the tourism authority was been urged to address the issue.
29 Jun. FIREFLY will launch four new weekly services between Kota Bharu and Singapore while reducing its weekly services between Subang and Singapore from 49 to 42 weekly services as it does not have additional traffic rights.