Indian arrivals to Singapore jump 10%

Visitor arrivals to Singapore fell rose 12.5% in H1 2016
Visitor arrivals to Singapore rose 12.5% in H1 2016

Singapore experienced a sharp rise in arrivals from India in the first half of the year.

According to the latest data from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), a total of 573,010 Indians visited the Lion City in the first six months of 2016, 10.1% more than the same period last year. This makes India the third largest source of international visitors to Singapore, having overtaken Malaysia (-1.6% to 552,679).

In total, international arrivals to Singapore jumped 12.5% to 8.17 million in the first half of 2016, although the figures do compared to a weak 2015.

A 55.2% surge in arrivals from mainland China was the main reason for the rebound, with 1.47m Chinese visitors cementing the country’s place as Singapore’s largest source market, ahead of Indonesia (+7.3% to 1.41m). India and Malaysia were fourth and fifth respectively, ahead of Australia (+0.2% to 492,524) in fifth.

Overall visitation from South Asia to Singapore climbed 9.0% to 701,830 in the first half, including increased traffic from Sri Lanka (+3.3% to 45,801) and Bangladesh (+2.2% to 60,367).

You might also like

Comments are closed.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news, updates and special offers delivered directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time