Earthquake takes a toll on Japan inbound

JAPAN registered a sharp decline in international arrivals in 2011, which can be attributed to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, as well as...

Trafalgar records twofold increase in forward bookings

TRAFALGAR, which specialises in European and North American guided vacations, has reported a twofold increase in 2012 forward bookings out of Asia and Singapore,...

Endorsements, show presence key for incentive biz

WORD-of-mouth endorsements and participation in trade exhibitions are crucial to securing incentive business, according to the latest Incentive Travel Survey Report released by The...

Singapore sets another year of tourism records

SINGAPORE earned an estimated S$22.2 billion (US$17.8 billion) in tourism receipts for 2011, while 13.2 million overseas visitors were recorded for the year—both new...

Travel experts want streamlined ancillary distribution

TRAVEL companies around the world are keen to sell ancillary airline products but seek a more efficient booking process, preferably through the GDS, according...

International tourism on a high

INTERNATIONAL tourist arrivals grew by 4.4 per cent to 980 million in 2011, up from 939 million the year before, according to the latest...

More females, young professionals travelling for leisure

MORE females and young professionals in Singapore are travelling for leisure, according to a recent survey by Insight Vacations of about 5,000 of its...

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