Tag: travel

IATA: Air travel unlikely to bounce back before 2024

  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is not   optimistic about the immediate future of air travel, saying in a statement on its website on July 28  that global passenger traffic is not likely to return to “pre-COVID-19 levels until 2024.” It had originally projected that...

As imported coronavirus cases rise, calls for swab testing for travellers resound

Singapore— After weeks of zero imported coronavirus cases in Singapore, the country now has over one 100 such cases in less than one month. Singapore’s new wave of imported cases started on June 30, and by Tuesday, July 28, the Ministry of Health (MOH)...

Why road trips, picnics and nature walks are ideal solutions to no-travel blues

One of the freedoms that the current pandemic has taken away from each of us is the ability to travel. With restrictions still in place all over the world, we’ve all had to put our travel plans on hold for the moment, contenting ourselves with...

Netizen claps back at Heng Swee Keat, says advising against travel is not enough

A netizen recently countered Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Heng Swee Keat, saying the Government's issuing an advise against travel as a counter measure in response to the Covid-19 pandemic is not sufficient. Mr Heng in a Facebook post on Thursday (March 19) cited...

A glimpse at the profile of a Chinese tourist

From Bali to Rome, locals of a particular country would often spot a Chinese tourist enjoying their culture. Businesses and agencies alike study the Chinese tourist portfolio in detail to optimise opportunities. It begs to ask the question, "What is the profile of a Chinese...

Airlines curb or cancel China flights

A number of airlines say they are halting or reducing flights to China as the country struggles to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus. China has advised its citizens to postpone trips abroad and cancelled overseas group tours, while several countries have urged...

Singapore Airlines named the 6th safest airline in the world for 2020

The latest airline safety ratings released by AirlineRatings.com declared Singapore's flag carrier to be the sixth safest airline of 2020, while Australia's Qantas took the lead again. Flying is no small matter, and there's a lot that goes into choosing an airline that will comfortably and safely (we...

Dream vacation turns into nightmare for woman after airline loses wheelchair part

Singapore — A disabled British national, who scheduled the trip of a lifetime over the holidays, lost a part of her wheelchair en route to Asia and was left stranded and unable to move from her bed in a hotel room in Singapore on...

Be a good tourist and avoid these five crazy fines while trotting across the globe

Travelling is pretty much synonymous with adventure (or in some cases, misadventure). It's an exciting time of visiting unfamiliar places and cultures, sampling exotic foods and generally trying new things. We each have our own styles and ways of getting around the globe, but...

UTU launches tax refund product to give Singaporeans more cash back when shopping in Europe

SINGAPORE —Singapore-based digital rewards platform UTU is providing tourists and shoppers across the globe with the means to receive 85% of their Value-Added Tax (VAT) refund amount back—a significant increase from the 55-60% refund that tourists currently receive. Usually faced with long queues at multiple tax-free operator...