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  • Q4 2017 Tourism Performance Report

    ​​​The tourism sector in 2017 attained record highs in Tourism Receipts and International Visitor Arrivals for the second time in two years. From January to December 2017, International Visitor Arrivals (IVA) increased 6 per cent over the same period last year to reach 17.4 million visitors. Tourism Receipts TR) also grew 4 per cent to reach $26.8 billion. 

    The growth in 2017 TR came on the back of higher expenditure across most major components including Sightseeing, Entertainment & Gaming (SEG), Shopping, and Accommodation. 

    Gazetted hotel room revenue was estimated at $3.7 billion for 2017, a year-on-year growth of 3.9 per cent. 

    In the fourth quarter of 2017 (Q4), IVA grew 10 per cent yearon-year to reach 4.4 million visitors. TR in Q4 2017 grew 1 per cent over the same period last year to reach $6.5 billion. Gazetted hotel room revenue for Q4 2017 came in at an estimated S$0.9 billion, a 5.7 per cent year-on-year increase.​

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  • Q3 2017 Tourism Sector Performance Report

    ​​​​​​​The tourism sector grew in the first three quarters of 2017. From January to September 2017, International Visitor Arrivals (IVA) increased 5 per cent over the same period last year to reach 13.1 million visitors. Tourism Receipts (TR) also grew 5 per cent to reach $20.3 billion.

    The 5 per cent growth in year-to-date (YTD) Q3 2017 TR was on the back of higher expenditure across most major components including Shopping, Accommodation, Sightseeing, Entertainment & Gaming (SEG) and other TR comp​​onents. Gazetted hotel room revenue was estimated at $2.8 billion for YTD Q3 2017, a year-on-year increase of 3.3 per cent. Average Occupancy Rate (AOR)​ increased by 1.4 percentage points to 85 per cent. Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR) decreased by 2.5 per cent year-on-year due to a lower Average Room Rate (ARR).

    ​ In the third quarter of 2017 (Q3), IVA grew 6 per cent yearon- year to reach 4.5 million visitors. TR in Q3 2017 fell 2 percent over the same period last year to $6.9 billion. Gazetted hotel room revenue for Q3 2017 came in at an estimated S$1.0 billion, a 2.1 per cent year-on-year increase.

  • Q2 2017 Tourism Sector Performance Report

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    The tourism sector continued to grow in the first half of 2017. From January to June 2017, International Visitor Arrivals (IVA) increased 4 per cent over the same period last year to reach 8.5 million visitors. Tourism Receipts (TR) also grew 10 per cent to reach $12.7 billion.

    The strong growth in 1H 2017 TR was due to the higher expenditure across all major components including Shopping, Accommodation, Food & Beverage, and Sightseeing, Entertainment & Gaming (SEG).

    Gazetted hotel room revenue was estimated at $1.6 billion for 1H 2017, a year-on-year decline of 1.6 percent. Growth in AOR offset weaker ARR performance, resulting in a 0.2 per cent growth in RevPAR.

  • Q1 2017 Tourism Sector Performance Report

    The tourism sector saw good growth in Q1 2017. International Visitor Arrivals (IVA) increased 4 per cent over the same period in 2016 to reach 4.3 million visitors while Tourism Receipts (TR) grew by 15 per cent to reach $6.4 billion.

    The strong growth in TR was due to higher visitor arrivals and growth in all ​major TR components, except Sightseeing, Entertainment & Gaming, which held steady.

    Gazetted hotel room revenue was estimated at $0.8 billion for Q1 2017, a year-on-year decline of 1.3 per cent. Average Occupancy Rate (AOR) grew by 1.3 per cent year-on-year while Revenue per Available Room (RevPar) declined by 1.2 per cent year-on-year due to a lower Average Room Rate (ARR). 

  • Q3 2016 Tourism Sector Performance Report

    ​​The tourism sector continued to grow for January to September 2016. International Visitor Arrivals (IVA) increased 9 per cent over the same period in 2015 to reach 12.4 million visitors while Tourism Receipts (TR) grew by 13 per cent to reach $18.5 billion.

    The strong growth in YTD 3Q 2016 TR was on the back of higher expenditure in Shopping, Accommodation and Food & Beverage. This helped to offset the fall in Sightseeing, Entertainment & Gaming (SEG) that was due largely to a decline in gaming revenue as reported by the integrated resorts.

    Gazetted hotel room revenue was estimated at $2.5 billion for YTD 3Q 2016, a year-on-year growth of 5.4 per cent. Average Occupancy Rate (AOR) improved by 1.3 per cent year-on-year while Revenue per Available Room (RevPar) declined by 1.3 per cent year-on-year due to a lower Average Room Rate (ARR).

    In the third quarter of 2016 (Q3), IVA grew 4 per cent year-on-year to reach 4.2 million visitors. TR in Q3 2016 grew 14 per cent over the same period in 2015 to reach $6.9 billion. Gazetted hotel room revenue for Q3 2016 came in at an estimated S$0.9 billion, a 2.3 per cent year-on-year increase.​

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STB Market Insights Reports are special reports written to paint a fuller picture of visitors to Singapore by incorporating observations from STB's Primary Research as well as relevant secondary information. These reports are prepared on a one-off basis.

Each issue focuses on one country and includes observations from STB's Regional Offices and trade partners from that country.​


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