Visitor arrivals to Singapore reached 844,000 in
August 2009, registering a 0.7% decline over
August 2008. This
represented the smallest year-on-year decline this year.
Visitor days were estimated at 3.5 million days,
a year- on-year decrease of 7.9% in comparison with August 2008.
In August 2009, Indonesia (132,000), P.R. China
(86,000), Australia (67,000), Malaysia (62,000) and India (55,000)
were Singapore’s top five visitor-generating markets. These
markets accounted for 47.6% of total visitor arrivals for the
Among the top 15 markets, Malaysia (+40%) and
Hong Kong (+34.7%) registered double-digit growth in August 2009
compared to August 2008. Their growth could be partly
attributed to airfare promotions and Singapore Tourism Board’s
in-market activities coinciding with Malaysia’s national day
and Hong Kong’s summer holidays.
Visitor arrivals from
Australia (+2.5%), the Philippines (+2.5%), Taiwan (+3.3%) and
Germany (+5.9%) also saw growth, while USA (0%) arrivals were
comparable to August 2008.
The positive performances can be
attributed in part to an increased demand for travel, STB’s
summer promotions and destination twinning packages; and
additionally, for Germany, promotions under the 2009 Reasons to
enjoy Singapore campaign.
Gazetted hotel room
revenue was estimated at Sin$125 million, representing a decrease
of 24.8% compared to a year ago.
The Average Occupancy Rate
was 79.5% for August 2009, posting a 0.9 percentage point
decrease over August 2008.
Average Room Rate was estimated at Sin$175, representing a decrease of 24.6%
over August 2008. RevPAR
decreased by 25.4% to reach Sin$139 in August 2009.
revenue was estimated to reach Sin$125 million, a
drop of 24.8% against August 2008.
In August 2009,
hotels in the Upscale tier reported marginal increase in AOR (+1.3
Both Luxury and Upscale tiers recorded
declines of 23.8% in ARR in August 2009, compared to the same
month last year. Hotels in the Upscale tier saw the
smallest decline (- 22.6%) in RevPAR in August 2009.
Singapore Visitor Arrivals for July 2009 and
Arrivals for August 2008.
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