07 Feb '12, 11pm

Another record year for Singapore's tourism sector

Another record year for Singapore's tourism sector

Tourists taking photos at the Merlion Park with Marina Bay Sands in the background. The sightseeing and entertainment sector - which includes money spent on gambling - made up a quarter of tourism receipts last year. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG By Ng Kai Ling Singapore's tourist industry saw another record year in 2011, according to figures released on Tuesday. It saw double-digit growth in both visitor arrivals and tourism receipts, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said. In total, Singapore welcomed a record 13.2 million visitors last year - 13 per cent more than the 11.6 million in 2010. Related Links TOURISM BOOM Background story WORD OF MOUTH PROMOTION 'More important is the visitor experience. If the tourists have a good time, they will go back home to tell their family and friends about Singapore.' National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (Natas) chief executive ...

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