11 Feb '11, 5am

Tourists Spent S$18.8M In Singapore For 2010: Singapore welcomed 11.6 million international visitors last year.

Last year’s 11.6 million tourists to Singapore might be at the bottom of the official visitorship forecast, but they more than made up for it with their spending. A robust S$18.8 billion in tourism receipts was chalked up between January and December 2010 – surpassing the forecast range of S$17.5 billion – S$18.5 billion. This was also the highest in 10 years. Shopping, accommodation as well as sightseeing and entertainment made up 61% of such spending. This was triggered by the positive economic sentiment and the opening of 2 Integrated Resorts, according to the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) . Its Tourism Sector Performance for January to December 2010 factsheet also found that:

Full article: http://www.business.gov.sg/EN/News/20110211Tourism2010Fig...

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