Singapore Airlines’ flight crew at an airport in Sydney, Australia. File/Agence France-Presse
Singapore Airlines said it had secured up to S$19 billion ($13 billion) of funding to help see it through the coronavirus crisis and expand afterward, in a sign of confidence travel demand will eventually return.
Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines have signed a preliminary agreement to explore a wide-ranging strategic partnership that could include more codeshare agreements as well as cargo and aircraft maintenance, the companies said.
Hotel occupancy rates of Singapore have climbed to their highest in over a decade as travellers and business events switched from Hong Kong, where pro-democracy protests have slammed tourist numbers and wider business sentiment.
“62 countries participated today in the Arabian Travel Market, an international mega tourism event since the COVID-19 outbreak. Dubai welcomes the world as global tourism begins to recover, representing the light at the end of the tunnel.”
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RATKDA) has unveiled a new vision and destination brand on Sunday at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2021.
More than 2,500 online travel agents, tour operators, hotel groups and airlines have signed on as Authorised Ticket Resellers (ATRs) for Expo 2020 Dubai, organisers announced at Arabian Travel Market 2021 (ATM).