Tourists stay longer as S'pore seen as safe place for first trip since Covid-19 hit

The Singapore Tourism Board said Singapore is expecting four million to six million visitor arrivals this year. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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SINGAPORE - Hospitality observers and travellers say that many tourists are coming to Singapore - and staying longer - because the country is perceived as a safe destination for their first trip since the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020.

Many are also coming here for medical procedures that require extended stays.

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