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Singapore Promoted as the Miami of Asia at Athens Event

Singapore was promoted as the “Miami of Asia” during the “Fly Cruise Seminar” event for Greek travel agents that took place recently in Athens.

The event was held to introduce Singapore as a leading tourism and cruise destination in the market of Southeast Asia to Greek travel agents that specialize in outgoing tourism.

During the event, travel agents were informed that Singapore in the coming years is expected to emerge as the “Miami of Asia” thanks to the country’s unique natural wealth and culture, as well as its recent infrastructure investments such as the ultra-modern Marina Bay Cruise Center; Changi Airport, which holds the title of world’s best airport for a seventh year based on Skytrax rankings; and “Jewel”, the $1.3 billion complex at Changi Airport, with a 130-foot indoor waterfall, internal forest, shops, etc. stores.

The Jewel with skytrain – Changi Airport, Singapore.

Moreover, the Greek travel agents were informed that Singapore is a destination ideal for travelers wishing to combine air, land and sea.

“The travel experience does not end with a stay in Singapore… Travelers can arrive at the destination on flights of Singapore Airlines and Scoot, have their holiday on land and then continue on a cruise to Southeast Asia on cruise ships of Royal Caribbean, enjoying dozens of entertainment options and visiting new destinations every day,” it was underlined during the seminar.

Marina Bay Cruise Terminal, Singapore.

Travelers from Greece can reach Singapore via direct flights from Athens and Istanbul and also from other European cities connected to Athens and Thessaloniki.

The event included presentations of the features of the award-winning aircraft and cabin services of Singapore Airlines and Scoot; and of Royal Caribbean’s award-winning cruise ships, on-board entertainment, leisure services and routes to Southeast Asia with Singapore as the port of departure.

Navigator Travel President and CEO Andreas Stylianopoulos, Asian Aviation GSA Manager Takis Dimitriou, Athens International Airport Communications and Marketing Director Ioanna Papadopoulou, Singapore Airlines Regional Offline Manager – Europe Kariend De Werker and Roral Caribbean Regional Sales Manager Massimiliano Gianvenuti.

The “Fly Cruise Seminar” was organized by Asian Aviation, the official representative of Singapore Airlines and its subsidiary Scoot in Greece; Navigator Travel, the exclusive representative of Royal Caribbean Cruises in Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus; the Singapore Tourism Organization; and Athens International Airport.

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Nikos is Greek-American born in New York, USA, and has lived in Greece for over 30 years. He is the managing editor of Greece's leading monthly travel and tourism guide, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) since June 2008 and of news site GTP Headlines since its launch in September 2012. Nikos has also served as international press officer for the City of Athens and for the mayor. He has a degree in Mass Media and Communications, specializing in Journalism. Nikos is a native English speaker and speaks Greek fluently.

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