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Singapore’s vaccinated travel lanes lift flight, hotel bookings, but overall improvements are muted | TTG Asia


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Singapore’s move to further ease border controls as well as social restrictions have led to an uptick in hotel enquires and bookings from countries with a vaccinated travel lane (VTL) with the city-state.

To date, Singapore has launched VTLs with Australia, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the US and will be commencing with Malaysia, Finland, Sweden, Indonesia and India from November 29. There are intentions to do the same with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates from December 6 – bringing the total VTL countries to an eventual 21.

Hotels in Singapore like The Fullerton Hotel (above) have seen a rise in enquiries following…



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