8/27/2014 3:23:07 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
Has Singapore lost out in popularity as far as attracting tourists is concerned? International visitor arrivals for the first half of 2014 dipped by 2.8 per cent year-on-year, due mainly to a decline in Chinese visitor arrivals that stay for one day or less.
International visitor arrivals to Singapore for the first half of 2014 hit 7.5 million, with 1.2 million of them coming in the month of June. Excluding China, visitor arrivals from the other markets grew 2.3 per cent over the same six-month period.
The largest inflow to Singapore is from Indonesia, India came in fifth after China, Malaysia and Australia
On a bright note, tourism receipts, continued to grow at 5 per cent year-on-year to hit S$6 billion, while visitor arrivals held steady over the same period.