Record tourism arrivals in Singapore in 2013

Singapore_Las_Vegas_Sands_Singapore remains an attractive destination in 2013, having ended the year with record tourism receipts and international visitor arrivals. The full-year receipts came in at $18.3 billion, a 2 per cent year-on-year increase, while arrivals grew 7 per cent to 15.6 million, a Singapore Tourism Board report showed.

Arrivals in the fourth quarter of 2013 held steady against the same period in 2012.

While most of Singapore’s key markets grew, arrivals from China saw a 31 per cent decline due to the country’s new tourism law that took effect from October 1, 2013. However, the new law did not have an adverse impact on the spending by Chinese visitors, which grew a slight one per cent in the fourth quarter of last year.

Tourism receipts for the fourth quarter were estimated at $4.45 billion, a 5 per cent decline over the same period a year ago. Most major receipt components registered a decline, with the exception of accommodation which rose 7 per cent.

Shopping and sightseeing, entertainment and gaming recorded the largest declines of 10 per cent and 9 per cent respectively.

Hotel room revenue grew 4.7 per cent to $550 million in the fourth quarter and 3.9 per cent to $2.26 billion for the whole of last year.



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Singapore remains an attractive destination in 2013, having ended the year with record tourism receipts and international visitor arrivals. The full-year receipts came in at $18.3 billion, a 2 per cent year-on-year increase, while arrivals grew 7 per cent to 15.6 million, a Singapore Tourism Board report showed. Arrivals in the fourth quarter of 2013 held steady against the same period in 2012. While most of Singapore's key markets grew, arrivals from China saw a 31 per cent decline due to the country's new tourism law that took effect from October 1, 2013. However, the new law did not have...

Singapore_Las_Vegas_Sands_Singapore remains an attractive destination in 2013, having ended the year with record tourism receipts and international visitor arrivals. The full-year receipts came in at $18.3 billion, a 2 per cent year-on-year increase, while arrivals grew 7 per cent to 15.6 million, a Singapore Tourism Board report showed.

Arrivals in the fourth quarter of 2013 held steady against the same period in 2012.

While most of Singapore’s key markets grew, arrivals from China saw a 31 per cent decline due to the country’s new tourism law that took effect from October 1, 2013. However, the new law did not have an adverse impact on the spending by Chinese visitors, which grew a slight one per cent in the fourth quarter of last year.

Tourism receipts for the fourth quarter were estimated at $4.45 billion, a 5 per cent decline over the same period a year ago. Most major receipt components registered a decline, with the exception of accommodation which rose 7 per cent.

Shopping and sightseeing, entertainment and gaming recorded the largest declines of 10 per cent and 9 per cent respectively.

Hotel room revenue grew 4.7 per cent to $550 million in the fourth quarter and 3.9 per cent to $2.26 billion for the whole of last year.



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