SIA Holidays launches Free Hotel Room Promotion

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Singapore Airlines has teamed up with Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) in a global campaign to attract visitors to Singapore.

The special SIA Holidays package to be launched from the end of this month will be supported by a range of promotional activities throughout the year in the Singapore Airlines and SilkAir route network of 93 cities in 38 countries.

The thrust of the campaign is to bring visitor numbers back to Singapore. Both short and long haul markets would be targeted from the outset, said Mr Huang Cheng Eng, Singapore Airlines Executive Vice President, Marketing & The Regions.

The promotions will be launched in phases across Singapore Airlines network and over $9 million will be pumped in jointly by Singapore Airlines, STB, CAAS and the travel industry for joint in-market promotions and advertising, as well as value-adds to the package, he added.

Mr Ken Low, Singapore Tourism Board's Assistant Chief Executive (Marketing), said, "STB's collaboration with Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and CAAS is a prime example of the travel industry here working together. We are very excited with the partnerships that are being forged - and pleased that travelers will benefit and get to enjoy so much more value in the great deals and irresistible offers under the '2009 Reasons to enjoy Singapore' banner."

To kick-start the campaign, Singapore Airlines and its industry partners have lined up a collection of special packages for travellers, including a FREE first nights stay in Singapore, with a minimum stay of two nights, subject to terms and conditions.

Also included in the package are free airport transfers, discounted entry to selected Singapores leading attractions and unlimited free rides on the Singapore Airlines Hop-On Bus an air-conditioned bus service that allows customers to visit over 20 major attractions in Singapore, including the popular shopping malls and restaurants.

Customers staying at participating hotels will also enjoy 50%off food and beverage discounts at their respective hotels designated F&B outlets.

Apart from boosting tourist arrivals, there are also attractive deals for Singaporeans looking for short-getaways.

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir are offering SIA Holidays and SilkAir Holidays to their destination cities in countries such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Some of these will first be offered from 27 February to 1 March 2009 at the NATAS Travel Fair.

SIA Holidays Participating Hotels in Singapore include:

- Allson Hotel Singapore
- Carlton Hotel Singapore
- Concorde Hotel Singapore
- Copthorne Orchid Hotel Singapore
- Furama Riverfront Singapore
- Hotel Miramar Singapore
- Hotel Royal
- Hotel Royal @ Queens
- Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen
- Link Hotel Singapore
- Pan Pacific Orchard
- Parkroyal on Beach Road
- Peninsula Excelsior Hotel
- Rendezvous Hotel Singapore
- River View Hotel Singapore
- The Regent Singapore
- York Hotel

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