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Despite the challenging global financial climate, Asia is a continent whose tourism industry is on the rise. The city state of Singapore is one of many destinations currently benefiting from an increase in the volume of intra-Asian travel (fuelled largely by higher tourist flows from China and India). According to United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) figures, South East Asia experienced 12.5% growth in arrivals in 2010 and 10.4% in 2011.

Singapore’s blossoming tourism industry is at the heart of this growth, with the number of international arrivals reaching record levels in both 2010 and 2011 (a trend that Mintel expects to be replicated in 2012 and 2013). This expansion has occurred despite the various challenges of recent years including the worldwide economic downturn and the H1N1 swine flu pandemic of 2009. The latter saw the country’s tourism fortunes dip for the first time since the 2003 SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) crisis.

Singapore’s tourism success has largely been powered by the 2010 opening of two iconic Integrated Resorts. These casino resorts are mega developments that have changed the face of Singapore’s skyline and brought the city state a raft of world-class hotels, upscale restaurants and leisure facilities. 


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Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Singapore: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

          • History
            • Geography
              • Key sights
                • Integrated resorts
                  • Resorts World Sentosa
                    • Marina Bay Sands
                    • Tourism and the Economy

                        • Figure 1: Singapore GDP, 2007-13
                        • Figure 2: The contribution of tourism to the balance of payments, 2005-13
                        • Figure 3: Travel & tourism’s direct contribution to GDP, 2005-13
                        • Figure 4: Visitor exports, Singapore, 2005-13
                        • Figure 5: Travel & tourism direct contribution to employment, 2005-13
                    • Arrivals

                        • International
                          • Figure 6: International arrivals to Singapore, 2004-13
                        • Key markets
                          • Figure 7: International arrivals to Singapore by region, 2004-13
                          • Figure 8: International arrivals to Singapore, by selected country of origin, 2004-13
                        • Domestic
                            • Figure 9: Domestic travel & tourism spending, 2005-13
                        • Market Characteristics

                          • International
                            • Purpose of visit
                              • Figure 10: International arrivals to Singapore, by purpose of visit, 2005-13
                            • Business tourism
                              • VFR travel
                                • Other types of visit
                                  • Stopovers
                                    • Purpose of visit by country of origin
                                      • Figure 11: Purpose of visit to Singapore, by selected country of origin, 2009 and 2013
                                    • Seasonality
                                        • Figure 12: International arrivals to Singapore, by month, 2005-13
                                      • Length of stay
                                        • Figure 13: Average length of stay in Singapore, 2004-13
                                        • Figure 14: Duration of visit, by selected country of origin, 2011
                                      • Domestic
                                      • Transport

                                          • Figure 15: International arrivals to Singapore, by mode of transport, 2005-13
                                        • Air
                                          • Singapore Airlines
                                            • Figure 16: Passenger traffic on Singapore Airlines, 2005-13
                                          • Budget carriers
                                            • Road
                                              • Rail
                                                • Eastern and Oriential Express
                                                  • Sea
                                                  • Accommodation

                                                      • Figure 17: Occupancy rates at gazetted hotels, by year and month, 2008-13
                                                      • Figure 18: Key statistics for gazetted hotels, 2008-12
                                                  • Tourism News

                                                    • What Next?

                                                          • Figure 19: International tourism forecast for Singapore, 2014-22

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