Peloton, Pizza and Videogames Grow in ‘Stay at Home’ World

Consumers are redeploying their travel and entertainment budgets during the Covid-19 pandemic Consumers holed up during the coronavirus pandemic redirected their travel and entertainment dollars toward pizza, videogames, home-exercise equipment and luxury goods, according to several companies that provided business updates Thursday.

Singapore to Introduce New Visa to Draw Top Global Tech Talent

Singapore is rolling out the red carpet for top talent, launching a programme to initially attract 500 individuals with a proven track record of contributing to the global technology ecosystem. Under the so-called Tech.Pass programme, qualified individuals will be able to secure a new type of visa allowing them to start and operate more than… Continue reading Singapore to Introduce New Visa to Draw Top Global Tech Talent

AP Thailand Growing Strong Amid Crisis

Profit tops 3,280, total revenue 35,180 – a record high as the organisation shares tips as crisis drags on

TAT Awaits Upsurge from European Travellers Next Year

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is hopeful the European market will revive following the outbreak, with the first group of Scandinavians expected to arrive later this year. Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, TAT deputy governor for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, said prior to the pandemic, the number of tourism receipts from the European… Continue reading TAT Awaits Upsurge from European Travellers Next Year

Safe Reopening Key to Hotels Recovery

Reducing the mandatory quarantine period and reopening the border safely and slowly are the keys to tourism recovery for all stakeholders as domestic demand alone is not sufficient for survival, according to Minor Hotels. Small businesses will be hurt more than big players if the borders remain closed, with the unemployment rate expected to surge,… Continue reading Safe Reopening Key to Hotels Recovery