Luxury Singapore Escape Available for as Low as $8.99

Singapore Tourism Board to Auction Travel Packages on eBay

SINGAPORE, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Utilizing a marketing strategy that may be a first for a national tourism organization, the Singapore Tourism Board begins auctioning “Luxury Singapore Escape” packages today on eBay. The packages include round-trip air to Singapore on Singapore Airlines from Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco and four nights at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, one of the city’s elite hotels.

Six Singapore packages, each for two passengers, will be auctioned on eBay over the next three weeks. Valued at $2,128 including government taxes and fees, the minimum bid for each package is just $8.99. Following today, new auctions will begin on Aug. 26, 29 and Sept. 2, 5 and 9.

Luxury Singapore Escape eBay Auction Schedule:

One from Monday 6AM 22AUG05 — Thursday 8PM 25AUG05 (2 paxs)
One from Friday 6AM 26AUG05 — Sunday 8PM 28AUG05 (2 paxs)

One from Monday 6AM 29AUG05 — Thursday 8PM 01SEP05 (2 paxs)
One from Friday 6AM 02SEP05 — Sunday 8PM 04SEP05 (2 paxs)

One from Monday 6AM 05SEP05 — Thursday 8PM 08SEP05 (2 paxs)
One from Friday 6AM 09SEP05 — Sunday 8PM 11SEP05 (2 paxs)

Additional features to the “Luxury Singapore Escape” package include a half-day city tour, and airport/hotel transfers.

Unsuccessful bidders can still buy the “Luxury Singapore Escape” package at an attractive rate of $899 plus government taxes and fees per person double occupancy (Los Angeles, San Francisco or New York weekday departures) by calling Globotours at 800-988-4833 or visiting The package is available through December 5, 2005 and January 10 — March 31, 2006 subject to availability, change, holiday/seasonal supplements, blackout dates and other restrictions. Add-on airfare from other domestic cities is available as well as extensions to Tokyo, Bangkok or other Asian destinations.

For more information, contact the Singapore Tourism Board office: New York: 1156 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 702, New York, NY 10036. Tel: (212) 302-4861, Fax: (212) 302-4801; Los Angeles: 4929 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 510, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Tel: (323) 677-0808, Fax: (323) 677-0801. Or visit the STB website at

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