Singapore tops 17 million

February 13, 2018

SINGAPORE, 12 February 2018 – Both tourism receipts and visitor arrivals for 2017 reached record highs for the second time in two years. Visitor arrivals increased by 6.2% to 17.4 million, with 13 of the top 15 markets showing growth. Tourism receipts rose by 3.9% to SGD26.8 billion[1], due primarily to growth in visitor arrivals across all top 10 markets[2]. There was also higher visitor arrivals from high-spend markets such as China, South Korea, United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK). Singapore Tourism Board chief executive, Lionel Yeo said: ” The combined efforts of STB and our industry partners yielded strong results, against a context of better-than-expected global economic recovery, continued growth in Asia-Pacific travel and increased flight and cruise connectivity to Singapore.” Market Highlights Tourism receipts (YTD 3Q2017) for January to September 2017, grew strongly across most of Singapore’s top 10 markets.

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Singapore tops 17 million

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