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Singapore visitor arrivals and tourism spending increase in Q2 2013

Published on Jan 15, 2014 6:58 PM
 
Singapore recorded 3.9 million international visitor arrivals in the second quarter of 2013, representing a 10 per cent year-on-year growth, said the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014, in its latest tourism sector performance report. -- ST FILE PHOTO: JASON QUAH

Singapore recorded 3.9 million international visitor arrivals in the second quarter of 2013, representing a 10 per cent year-on-year growth, said the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Wednesday in its latest tourism sector performance report.

The report also said that tourism receipts increased by 2 per cent to $5.6 billion from the same quarter a year ago.

The overall growth for the second quarter was driven by a 16 per cent increase in leisure visitors. Spending by this group, excluding expenditure on sightseeing and entertainment (including gaming), rose by 11 per cent. The number of business travellers increased by 5 per cent in Q2 2013, but their spending - excluding expenditure on sightseeing and entertainment (including gaming) - fell by 9 per cent, as businesses continued to cut back on travel budgets.

STB also placed the gazetted hotel room revenue at an estimated $0.7 billion. This represented a 3.8 per cent increase compared to the same quarter a year ago.

 
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