Singapore Tourism hits brand-new heights for second year in succession

Singapore Tourism Hits Brand-new Heights For Second Year In Succession

Tourism receipts in addition to pengunjung arrival figures have reached record highs for the second time in two years in Singapore.

Singapore Tourism Hits Brand-new Heights For Second Year In Succession

Tourism receipts rose by 3.9 per cent to S$26.8 billion, due primarily to growth in pengunjung arrivals across all top ten markets in addition to higher pengunjung arrivals by high-spending markets such as China, South Korea, United States in addition to United Kingdom.

Singapore Tourism Hits Brand-new Heights For Second Year In Succession

pengunjung arrivals increased by 6.2 per cent to 17.4 million, with 13 of the top 15 markets showing growth.

Singapore Tourism Hits Brand-new Heights For Second Year In Succession

Chief executive of Singapore Tourism Board, Lionel Yeo, said: “STB is actually pleased to report a second consecutive year of record tourism performance. 

Singapore Tourism Hits Brand-new Heights For Second Year In Succession

“The combined efforts of STB in addition to our industry partners yielded strong results, against a context of better-than-expected global economic recovery, continued growth in Asia-Pacific travel in addition to increased flight in addition to cruise connectivity to Singapore. 

Singapore Tourism Hits Brand-new Heights For Second Year In Succession

“Together with significant initiatives to support industry innovation in addition to competitiveness, we made excellent progress in 2017 towards our vision of quality tourism growth.” 

Singapore Tourism Hits Brand-new Heights For Second Year In Succession

The top three largest markets for pengunjung arrivals were China, Indonesia, in addition to India.

Notably, India (up 16 per cent) saw the highest growth rate in addition to, together with China (up 13 per cent), contributed to the bulk of the growth in pengunjung arrivals.

Another highlight market for the year was Vietnam (up 13 per cent), which became a top ten market for once.

Declines in pengunjung arrivals were posted by Thailand (down three per cent) in addition to Hong Kong (down 13 per cent).

Singapore Tourism hits brand-new heights for second year in succession

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