Singapore set for jump in China, India visitors

About seven in 10 travellers from India and China are holidaymakers who are typically attracted to the sights and sounds of Singapore, according to STB.
About seven in 10 travellers from India and China are holidaymakers who are typically attracted to the sights and sounds of Singapore, according to STB.PHOTO: ST FILE

1 in 5 travellers at Changi Airport now hails from either country, amid efforts to increase air links

About one in five travellers at Changi Airport today is either from China or India, and this proportion is set to increase significantly in the coming years as Singapore goes all out to lure visitors from two of the world's fastest growing air travel markets.

From 281 flights a week to 27 Chinese cities in 2013, Changi Airport now offers almost 360 flights to 34 cities in China.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 31, 2018, with the headline 'S'pore set for jump in China, India visitors'. Print Edition | Subscribe