08 Nov '17, 3am

Singapore is world's most welcoming city for tourists: Travel index

Singapore is world's most welcoming city for tourists: Travel index

SINGAPORE - A new travel index has named Singapore as the world's most welcoming city, with the Republic earning high marks for its safety, world-class airport and willingness to host tourists. It pipped the likes of Sweden's Stockholm, San Francisco in the US, Japan's capital Tokyo and Switzerland's Zurich to top spot. Bottom-ranked cities included Russia's Moscow, Vietnam's Hanoi and Hungary's Budapest. The index, published on Oct 31 by holiday website TravelBird, ranked a total of 100 cities across the globe, according to factors such as expert opinion, port of entry, safety, happiness, English proficiency and openness to accommodating tourists. Singapore earned a perfect score of 10 for port of entry, while the index also gave the country high scores for safety (8.95) and openness to host tourists at home (8.6). It earned an overall score of 8.22, with Stockholm (8.02)...

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