First Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble tickets sold out: Industry

Initial flights scheduled to start on May 26 under the Hong Kong-Singapore air travel bubble are “full” due to strong demand from “business travelers” and those traveling to visit relatives, Jason Wongchun-tat, chairman of the Hong Kong Travel Industry Commission, said on a commercial radio programme broadcast on Sunday.

“There are a lot of business travelers and people looking for relatives,” he said.

Singapore is home to two casino resorts, Resorts World Sentosa, run by Genting Singapore, and Marina Bay Sands, run by the parent company of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation in the United States. Investment analysts said that foreign tourists entering Singapore need to return to the city-state for the Singapore casinos to thrive.

In the first two weeks of the programme, Mr Wong, of the travel industry, said flights between Hong Kong and Singapore were “fully booked” and seats “quickly” sold out, assuming there were no interruptions due to the new outbreak of COVID-19 at two locations.

He said the factor was a limited number of seats being sold per flight compared to the capacity of regular aircraft.

On April 26, Singapore’s Ministry of Transportation announced that the city-state had agreed with Hong Kong to launch an air travel bubble between the two locations on May 26. It operates one flight per day in each direction, and is limited to 200 passengers per flight for at least the first two weeks.

In a radio programme broadcast on Sunday, Wong said the Singapore-bound tourism group project from Hong Kong this year could only take place in the “summer” depending on whether greater numbers of flights could be arranged under the Hong Kong-Singapore air travel bubble.

Macau’s CEO Hoat Seng reiterated to local media on April 30 that the latter city must have “zero” COVID-19 cases “for 14 days” for people to enter Macau quarantine centres for free after travelling from Hong Kong.

Hong Kong’s travel industry’s Wong said in a radio broadcast that easing travel restrictions faced by people travelling from Hong Kong, the mainland and Macau was “most likely”.

BY: 무료 슬롯

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