Corporate cost-cutting taking the sweet out of mooncakes

THE upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival will not be as sweet for mooncake sellers as previous years, with corporate sales tapering off amid Covid-19.

Singapore's visitor arrivals, hotel bookings pick up in July

SINGAPORE'S international visitor arrivals and hotel occupancy picked up in July from the month before, fuelling hopes that the Covid-19 slump in inbound travel has bottomed out.

Singapore arrivals more than triple month-on-month to 6,840 visitors in July

SINGAPORE'S international arrivals more than tripled in July from the month before, driven by a month-on-month surge in visitors from South-east Asia and the Greater China region.

One less hitch for wedding venues and those getting hitched

GRAND wedding dinners are still a no-no, under safe-management rules for Singapore's gradual reopening amid the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.

Raffles Hotel cuts 15% of staff to cope with Covid-19 fallout

ANOTHER hotel operator is trimming its workforce as tourist arrivals and receipts continue to take a hit from Covid-19.

Hotels target staycations, as every bit helps

HOTELS in Singapore are rolling out promotions for locals looking for a staycation, and are confident of interest among locals for a holiday away from home.

Singapore May visitor arrivals plummet to just 880

SINGAPORE had just 880 visitor arrivals in May 2020, as the country remained closed to short-term visitors to stem the risk of importing Covid-19 during the second month of its "circuit breaker"...

Hotelier Amara Holdings expects 'severe' hit on earnings this year

AMID global travel restrictions and safe-distancing measures, property developer and hotelier Amara Holdings expects its financial performance for 2020 to be "severely impacted" from a broad weakness...

M&C to axe 8% of global team; management salaries cut by up to 30%

MILLENNIUM & Copthorne (M&C) Hotels has reduced its global headcount by 8 per cent and furloughed another 30 per cent of staff in its owned-and-managed hotel portfolio, as the Covid-19...

Frasers Property temporarily shuts UK and Germany assets, some staff taking unpaid leave

FRASERS Property has temporarily shut its three hotels in Germany and will also progressively close its 11 hospitality properties in the UK.

Singapore hotels 51% full in Feb 2020, room revenues plunge 40%: STB

SINGAPORE hotels were only half-filled in February, resulting in a 40 per cent plunge in room revenues, as coronavirus fears threaten to bring the global travel industry to a grinding halt, according...