• Home-Sharing Surge in Singapore Is a Quandary for Policy-Makers

    skift.com 12 Oct '17, 6pm

    Sizing up the home-sharing industry in Singapore has become the economist’s puzzle as the aspiring “Smart Nation” grapples with resistance to next-door strangers. Despite government rules restricting the likes of Airbnb operating in Singapore, there are signs that home-sharing has bec...

  • The Changing Habits of the Chinese Luxury Consumer

    skift.com 11 Oct '17, 12pm

    A new study by Bain & Company , a leading global management consulting firm, finds that the priorities of the maturing Chinese luxury market are changing rapidly. According to “China and Chinese Customers in the Global Luxury Goods Market,” co-authored by Claudia D’Arpizio and Federic...

  • Business of Loyalty: Alaska and Singapore Forge Codeshare and Loyalty Partnership

    skift.com 12 Sep '17, 4am

    Alaska Airlines this year has been making dramatic changes to Mileage Plan, its loyalty program, as its integration of Virgin America takes shape, and competing airlines make moves on the west coast. Originally, when the carrier launched a partnership with Finnair in May, rumors circu...

  • Luxury Brands Are Beating Mass-Market Brands Across Social Media

    skift.com 04 Oct '17, 12pm

    Luxury campaigns perform better than mass brands’ efforts across social media, influencer marketing agency HelloSociety recently reported. Luxury brands’ performance rates can be as much as 30 percent higher than mass brands’ efforts on Instagram. On Pinterest, luxury campaigns contin...

  • Battle for Singapore Is Uber's First Test Under New Leadership

    skift.com 05 Sep '17, 4pm

    Of all the setbacks during World War II, the one that British Prime Minister Winston Churchill could never really get over was the fall of Singapore. Seventy-five years later, Dara Khosrowshahi shouldn’t even want to contemplate the costs of surrendering the city’s ride-hailing market...

  • Qantas Ditches Dubai for Singapore in Kangaroo Route Tweak

    skift.com 01 Sep '17, 6pm

    Singapore notched up a victory over rival aviation hub Dubai as Qantas Airways Ltd. rerouted its classic Kangaroo Route to the U.K. through Asia. With travel demand surging in Asia, Australia’s national carrier will fly from Sydney to London through Singapore instead of the Middle Eas...

  • Singapore's Outdated Mass Transit System Is Causing Problems for Commuters, Tourists

    skift.com 18 Aug '17, 8pm

    Singapore’s reputation for slick infrastructure and efficient public transport received a knock Friday morning as two of its five mass transit rail lines suffered signaling failures, leaving thousands of disgruntled passengers late for work and unleashing a tirade of criticism on the ...

  • Singapore’s Old-School Travel Agencies Struggle While Innovators Thrive –

    skift.com 24 Jul '17, 5am

    Editor’s Note: Skift launched a series, Gateway, as we broaden our news coverage geographically with first-hand, original stories from correspondents embedded in cities around the world. We started with regular reports several times per month from tourism hubs Beijing, Singapore and C...

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