SINGAPORE: Continental Journey Singapore has been suspended from conducting journey company enterprise for 5 months as of Tuesday (July 19), the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) stated.
This follows Continental Journey’s enchantment in opposition to discover of intent to droop its journey agent license for its alleged involvement within the fraudulent Singapo Rediscovers coupon redemption, STB stated in a media advisory.
“Continental Journey Singapore allegedly participated in cash-back preparations by partially reimbursing, in money, the worth of Singapo Rediscovers voucher bookings made by sure members of the general public,” the tourism board added.
In September of final yr, the police arrested three individuals linked to the journey company for his or her alleged involvement within the fraudulent exchanges. Police investigations are ongoing, STB stated.
“STB takes a severe view of errant journey brokers and won’t hesitate to take any needed motion to guard the status of Singapore’s journey trade, together with referring circumstances to the police,” it added.
The tourism board stated in September final yr that Continental Journey had been faraway from the voucher scheme.
The SingapoRediscover Vouchers scheme was launched in December 2020 to help native tourism companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Singaporeans aged 18 and over obtained S$100 in vouchers, which can be utilized in the direction of stays, attraction tickets and excursions.