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How the hotel industry in Asia can endure the pandemic

With a smaller visitor pool, those with more efficient tactics will find customers faster.

The Singapore Tourism Board has estimated that Singapore is losing between 18,000 and 20,000 international tourists a day due to Covid-19, which may result in a 25 to 30 per cent nosedive in tourist arrivals to Singapore this year.

COVID-19 has infected some 165,000 people across 146 countries and territories, taking some 6,500 lives. Alongside the human costs, travel restrictions in and out of China are impacting not just its US$13.6 trillion economy, but also that of the entire region.

Given that nearly 32 million...