Inbound tourism sets up records in Singapore. October 2010 was a record October for one of the "Asian tigers". In total, Singapore in October was attended by 980,000 people, which is 15.8% higher than the same period last year.
Australia, China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia - that's five main suppliers of tourist traffic to Singapore. These countries account for more than half of all registered visitors in October 2010.
Also October 2010 was marked by a sharp increase in the number of tourists to Singapore from such countries as South Korea, Thailand and the Philippines. The growth of tourist traffic from South Korea increased in comparison with the previous year by 80%, from Thailand – by 60%.
October – is the time of exhibitions in Singapore. This partly explains the sharp increase in tourist numbers.
It is worth noting that Singapore has increased not only the number of tourists, but also the number of overnight stays in the hotels. The total number of overnight stays was amounted to 3.7 million, which is a 13% increase compared with last year, according to asiatraveltips.com.
After three quarters of 2010, Singapore has demonstrated also growth of tourist revenues, which include revenues from shopping, sightseeing and recreation. Here the main role is played by Indonesia, India and China, which citizens are account for the biggest travel expenses. Their expenses have increased by one third compared with last year.
Among the most active European tourists in Singapore were British. Despite the fact that the number of tourists from the UK fell by 1% according to the first three quarters, their travel expenses increased by 19%.