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Singapore Visitor Arrivals for May 2009

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Visitor arrivals to Singapore reached 730,000 in May 2009, a year-on-year percentage decline of 13%.

Visitor days 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 campaign.

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 May 2008.

The Average Room Rate was estimated at Sin $184, representing a decrease of 25.4% over May 2008.

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 2008.

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%).

See also: Singapore Visitor Arrivals for April 2009

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