HOTELS & TOURISM | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Singapore sees surge in tourists from Mainland China and Indonesia

Tourist arrivals from Mainland China outpaced arrivals from Indonesia.

Tourist arrivals from Mainland China to Singapore contributed 18.2% to total visitor arrivals, making the country the largest source market for tourism, JLL revealed.

According to its Hotel Destinations Asia Pacific report, the tourist arrivals from Mainland China rose by 5.4% YoY.

Meanwhile, the traditional top source market of Indonesia contributed 17.2% to the total and increased by 4% YoY.

In June 2017, recorded visitor arrivals to Singapore rose by 4.5% YoY to 8.5 million.

"Strong arrival numbers are a result of successful marketing initiatives by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). This performance confirms that Singapore is well on its way to achieve the STB’s growth forecast in tourist arrivals of 16.4-16.7 million by the end of 2017," JLL said.

The top growth markets for the Lion City were India, which increased by 15%, Vietnam, which increased by 11%, and the US, which increased by 9%.

"Growth in India and China can be attributed to the STB's aggressive marketing campaigns to tourist from tier 2 and tier 3 cities of these countries," JLL said.

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