13 Dec '11, 2pm

Singapore hotels expect strong bookings for corporate events next year

Singapore hotels expect strong bookings for corporate events next year

SINGAPORE : Corporate events bookings at Singapore hotels have increased this holiday season and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) says the outlook for next year is also positive despite the economic slowdown. In Singapore, hotels are adorned in Christmas livery and preparations for year-end festivities are in full-swing. Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) bookings have had a strong showing so far. A survey of hotels in Singapore have shown that corporate bookings for the year 2011 have actually increased despite the global economic uncertainty and they are seeing healthy demand from both locals and overseas companies across a broad range of industries. Figures gathered by Channel NewsAsia show growth in corporate bookings ranging from 12 to 50 percent compared to last year. Colin Wang, General Manager, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, said: "2011 ha...

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