December 12, 2011 by Terence LEE
Asians are getting wealthier, and the Asian tourism sector is one of the fastest growing in the world. At the same time, they’re also getting more Internet saavy, and while infrastructure in developing countries are lacking, that has not stopped them from accessing the Internet in droves through their mobile phones.
These two trends present tantalizing opportunities for startups who want to reach out to a new generation of young Asian travelers with increasingly sophisticated tastes. And indeed, many startups in Singapore and Asia are starting to do so.
Here, we survey some of the interesting travel startups in Singapore, and tease out some trends that may very well represent the future of Asia’s booming tourism industry.