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Outbound flight searches on Expedia doubled prior to Singapore’s announcement on the new Vaccinated Travel Framework

Searches for inbound travel to Singapore continue to be strong, with the United States, United Kingdom and Australia among the top three inbound markets quarter on quarter on Expedia.com.sg.

SINGAPORE – Travel sentiment has been improving among Singapore travellers, with interest for travel doubling in the last three days leading to this morning’s announcement by Singapore Government on the establishment of the new Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF) that takes effect from 1 April 2022. Not only has outbound flight searches on Expedia.com.sg doubled, destinations like Stockholm (+270%), Perth (+50%) and Zurich (+50%) saw a significant growth in demand, making up the top trending destinations among Singapore travellers in the last 7 days. 

Additionally, with the relaxation of border measures such as the removal of on-arrival testing and the application of the vaccinated travel pass (VTP) for general inbound travel to Singapore, Expedia also expects inbound travel demand to rise, with United States, United Kingdom and Australia remaining as the top three inbound markets quarter on quarter on Expedia.com.sg.   

The decisive move by the Singapore Government to ease travel-related measures for both inbound and outbound travellers spells positive news for the travel and tourism sector. Over the past few months, Expedia has seen demand for international travel grow significantly with the establishment of Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs). The removal of on-arrival testing, application of the VTP and the VTL flight requirements are impactful milestones that will improve the traveller experience and instil confidence among our travellers. We believe that travel deprived Singaporeans will be excited at the prospect of travelling freely the way they did pre-COVID times, and Expedia looks forward to playing a key role in supporting the travellers’ needs at every phase of their travel journey,” said Lavinia Rajaram, Asia Head of Public Relations, Expedia Group. 
 

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