Visitor arrivals to Singapore reached 730,000 in
May 2009, a year-on-year percentage decline of 13%.
were estimated at 3.1 million days, a year-on-year decrease of
10.6% in comparison with May 2008. See:
Singapore Visitor Arrivals for May 2008
In May 2009, Indonesia (129,000),
India (90,000), Australia (59,000), Malaysia (55,000) and P.R.
China (52,000) and were Singapore’s top five visitor- generating
markets. These markets accounted for 53.1% of total visitor
arrivals for the month.
Among the top 15 markets, Vietnam
(+12.1%), Malaysia (+5.1%) and the Philippines (+1.4%)
registered growth. The growth can be attributed to aggressive
airline and marketing promotions under the Singapore Tourism
Board’s “2009 Reasons to enjoy Singapore” global marketing
Singapore’s tourism sector saw sharper declines in visitor arrivals in May 2009 from markets such as China and
Japan which can be attributed in part to the global outbreak of
Influenza A (H1N1-2009), also known as Swine Flu.
Gazetted hotel room revenue was
estimated at Sin$112 million, a decrease of 37.7% compared to a year ago.
The Average Occupancy Rate for May
2009 was 69%, a 12.2 percentage point decrease over
The Average Room Rate was
estimated at Sin $184, representing a decrease of 25.4% over May
Revenue Per Available Room decreased by 36.6%
to reach Sin$128 in May.
Hotel room revenue was estimated
to reach Sin$112 million in May 2009, a drop of 37.7% against May
In May, hotels in the Luxury Tier reported the
smallest decline (-9.8%) in AOR, while hotels in the Luxury Tier
also recorded the smallest decrease (-21.5%) in ARR compared to the same month last year. Hotels in the Luxury
Tier also recorded the least decline in Revpar (-31.7%).
Singapore Visitor Arrivals for April
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