Singapore Tourism hits fresh heights for second year in succession

Singapore Tourism Hits Fresh Heights For Second Year In Succession

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

Singapore Tourism Hits Fresh 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 along with higher pengunjung arrivals through high-spending markets such as China, South Korea, United States along with United Kingdom.

Singapore Tourism Hits Fresh 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 Fresh 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 Fresh Heights For Second Year In Succession

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

Singapore Tourism Hits Fresh Heights For Second Year In Succession

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

Singapore Tourism Hits Fresh Heights For Second Year In Succession

The top three largest markets for pengunjung arrivals were China, Indonesia, along with India.

Notably, India (up 16 per cent) saw the highest growth rate along with, 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 the 1st time.

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

Singapore Tourism hits fresh heights for second year in succession

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