Singapore visitor arrivals reached 881,000 in
July 2009, a 4.5% decline over
July 2008 and the smallest
year-on-year decline this year. Visitor days were estimated at 4.6
million days, a year-on-year decrease of 11.6% in comparison with
In July 2009, Indonesia (169,000), Australia
(79,000), P.R. China (72,000) India (66,000) and Malaysia
(54,000) were Singapore’s top five visitor-generating markets.
These markets accounted for 50% of total visitor arrivals for the
Among the top 15 markets, Hong Kong (+18.2%), Malaysia
(+14.9%) and Vietnam (+11.2%) registered double-digit growth
this month compared to July 2008, which can be partly attributed
to promotions from airlines and
Singapore Tourism Board, which included promotions accompanying
the Great Singapore Sale.
India (+4%) and the UK (+2.5%) also
showed some growth, while Indonesia and Australia visitor
arrivals were comparable to July 2008 figures.
visitor arrivals from other markets such as Japan, South Korea and
P.R. China declined when compared to July 2008, the decline was
not as steep as in recent months in 2009 coinciding with the
summer holiday season.
The Average Occupancy Rate of hotels
was 80% for July 2009, a 4.5 percentage point
decrease over July 2008.
The Average Room Rate was estimated at Sin$177, representing a decrease of 25.3%
over July 2008.
Hotel room revenue was estimated to reach
Sin$127 million in July 2009, a drop of 29.7% against July 2008.
In July 2009, hotels in the Luxury tier reported marginal
increase in AOR (+1.6%).
Hotels in the Upscale tier
recorded a decline of 23.9% in ARR in July 2009, compared to
the same month last year.
Hotels in the Luxury tier saw the
least decline in RevPAR (-25.6%) in July 2009, compared to July
Singapore Visitor Arrivals for June 2009 and
Singapore Visitor Arrivals for July 2008.
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