Singapore visitor arrivals registered a 0.5%
decline in October 2009 to reach 845,000. Visitor days were
estimated at 3.3 million days, a year-on-year decline of 4.6% in
Indonesia (137,000), P.R. China (83,000) Australia (82,000),
Malaysia (69,000), and India (67,000) were Singapore’s top five
visitor-generating markets in October 2009. These markets
accounted for 52% of total visitor arrivals for the month.
October 2009, nine out of Singapore top fifteen visitor arrival
markets posted growth over October 2008. China recorded its first
growth (+8.4%) since May 2008, spurred by an unprecedented
eight-day Golden Week holiday. Hong Kong SAR registered the
largest percentage growth (+27.4%) amongst the top fifteen markets due
to attractive travel package promotions. Malaysia (+26.2%),
Vietnam (+11.8%), Australia (+7.6%), Germany (+3.7%) and the UK
(+2.3%) all saw growth, which can be attributed in part to
promotions under the Singapore Tourism Board’s 2009 Reasons to
enjoy Singapore campaign. Thailand (+5.2%) and the USA (+2.8%)
also posted growth. South Korea’s arrivals, however, declined
48.1% partly due to continued cautious travel sentiments around
the global outbreak of Influenza A (H1N1-2009).
Hotels in Singapore -
The Average Occupancy Rate
was at 82.7% for October 2009, the highest for the year and a
0.8 percentage point increase over October 2008. The Average
Room Rate for the month was estimated at Sin$181,
a decline of 24.2% over October 2008. RevPAR decreased by 23.4% to reach Sin$150.
Hotel room revenue was estimated to reach Sin$135
million in October 2009, a drop of 24.4% against October 2008.
In October 2009, the AOR of the Luxury tier was 78.3%, reporting the
largest growth (+2.9 percentage points). The ARR of the Luxury
tier was Sin$298 in October 2009, recording the smallest decline of
22.7% compared to the same month last year. Hotels in the
Luxury tier also saw the smallest decline (-19.7%) in RevPar in October
2009 to reach Sin$233.
Singapore Visitor Arrivals in September 2009
Singapore Visitor Arrivals in October 2008.
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