08 Nov '16, 9am

STB’s 1H 2016 highlights: TR up by 12% to reach $11.6 bil; IVA up 13% to reach 8.2 mil. https://t.co/Dr81GFvSRf

STB’s 1H 2016 highlights: TR up by 12% to reach $11.6 bil; IVA up 13% to reach 8.2 mil. https://t.co/Dr81GFvSRf

In the first half of 2016, tourism receipts grew by 12 per cent to reach $11.6 billion. The growth in TR was mostly volume-driven due to a strong growth of visitor arrivals of 13% from January to June 2016. Another main contributing factor to the TR growth was the increased spending on shopping, accommodation and food and beverage components. This helped to offset the fall in Sightseeing, Entertainment & Gaming (SEG) that was due largely to the decline in gaming revenue as reported by the integrated resorts.

Full article: https://www.stb.gov.sg/news-and-publications/lists/newsro...

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