A tourist boat passes by the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore. The city’s hotels enjoyed a bumper July amid the protests in Hong Kong, where hotel operators report booking cancellations and event organisers have switched venues to Singapore. Photo: Reuters

Best month in years for Singapore hotels amid Hong Kong protests, as leisure and business travellers switch destinations

  • Occupancy rates of Singapore hotels best since 2005 in July, and revenue per available room near four-year high. Analysts say protests Hong Kong a factor
  • Hong Kong bookings and inquiries at a standstill since protesters shut down airport, travel agent says, and events scheduled for city have moved to Singapore
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A tourist boat passes by the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore. The city’s hotels enjoyed a bumper July amid the protests in Hong Kong, where hotel operators report booking cancellations and event organisers have switched venues to Singapore. Photo: Reuters
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