South Korea tour specialist S Travel has licence revoked by Singapore Tourism Board

S Travel, a travel agency specialising in trips to South Korea, has winded up its business. In a note pasted outside its office along Anson Road, the firm said that it has ceased operations due to unforeseen reasons.
S Travel, a travel agency specialising in trips to South Korea, has winded up its business. In a note pasted outside its office along Anson Road, the firm said that it has ceased operations due to unforeseen reasons.PHOTO: VEENA VINOD
S Travel, a travel agency specialising in trips to South Korea, has winded up its business. In a note pasted outside its office along Anson Road, the firm said that it has ceased operations due to unforeseen reasons.
S Travel, a travel agency specialising in trips to South Korea, has winded up its business. In a note pasted outside its office along Anson Road, the firm said that it has ceased operations due to unforeseen reasons.PHOTO: VEENA VINOD

SINGAPORE - A Singapore-based travel agency specialising in tours to South Korea had its licence revoked by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Friday.

In a media statement, STB said that it has served a Notice of Revocation to S Travel, and the firm will have until April 21 to provide reasons against the revocation.

STB also said that S Travel had put up a notice stating that it had closed for business since Thursday.

The closure of S Travel follows the winding up of several agencies last year, including Asia-Euro Holidays and 707 Travel Services.

S Travel is located at Fuji Xerox Towers along Anson Road and consumers who visited the office on Friday said the office was shuttered. The firm's Facebook page has also been taken down.

The travel agency had also participated in the recent Natas travel fair held at the Singapore Expo from March 4 to 6.

STB said affected consumers are advised to contact S Travel on the status of their bookings and refunds. Those with travel insurance can also approach their insurance providers if S Travel cannot be reached.

Consumers who are not covered by travel insurance can approach the Consumers Association of Singapore or the Small Claims Tribunal, STB added.

"STB is looking into the matter and may consider taking further actions against S Travel and its directors, if necessary," it said.