No mass market travel for now, Chan tells tourism firms

THE gradual reopening of global tourism will be "a quality game and not a quantity game", Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said at an industry dialogue on Wednesday.

New job scopes for remaining RWS staff

STAFF who have escaped the axe at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) could take up higher-value, redesigned jobs, as the integrated resort pushes ahead with its "RWS 2.0" redevelopment.

Resorts World Sentosa announces 'one-off' layoffs, pledges to protect 'Singaporean core'

RESORTS World Sentosa (RWS), which reopened to visitors in early July, is now turning to the last resort - job cuts - as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll on the tourism industry.

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"...

Builders can consider hostels for worker housing; but safe-distancing rules stay

DESPERATE to ride out the lull in backpacker tourism amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the owners of some 40 boutique hostels in Singapore are calling for the authorities to actively encourage...

Covid-19 puts the brakes on this year's F1 Singapore Grand Prix

THE Formula One Singapore Grand Prix will not flag off this year after all, with race promoter Singapore GP and Formula 1 announcing the cancellation on Friday after restrictions were implemented...

Travel startups targeting domestic travel market

ONLINE travel agencies (OTAs) and travel startups are now shifting gears to capture the rising domestic tourism market in Asia-Pacific, but industry players say this still might not be substantial...

Mice sector hurting from scrapped events, seeks forms of relief

AS THE Covid-19 pandemic brings about social distancing and unprecedented travel restrictions, Singapore's event organisers have been rushing to keep up with fast-changing rules.

How the hotel industry in Asia can endure the pandemic

COVID-19 has infected some 165,000 people across 146 countries and territories, taking some 6,500 lives. Alongside the human costs, travel restrictions in and out of China are impacting not just...

Domestic tourism to cushion some of the blow for Singapore hotels

AS the global coronavirus epidemic strikes at Singapore's tourism-related sectors, the staycation market is taking on newfound importance.