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Singapore Visitor Arrivals in September 2010

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Singapore visitor arrivals in September 2010 registered a growth of 18.4% to reach 947,000, the highest number of arrivals received in the month of September and the tenth consecutive month of record visitor arrivals for Singapore.

Septembers visitor arrivals can be partly attributed to the hosting of the Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix, the worlds only F1 night race and the draw of the many leisure and entertainment events under the Grand Prix Season Singapore 2010. Visitor days were estimated at 3.8 million days, a year-on-year growth of 17.5% in comparison with September 2009.

Indonesia (244,000), Malaysia (95,000), Australia (80,000), P.R. China (74,000) and India (55,000) were Singapore's top five visitor-generating markets in September 2010. These markets accounted for 58% of total visitor arrivals for the month.

12 out of the top 15 markets registered positive year-on-year growth in September this year. In September 2010, South Korea (+63.2%), Malaysia (+40.2%), and Vietnam (+38.9%) registered their highest growth out of the top 15 markets.

AOR posted a 5.2 percentage point increase over September 2009 to reach 82% in September 2010, while ARR increased by 13.1% over September 2009 to reach an estimate of Sin$233.

RevPAR increased by 20.7% to reach Sin$192 in September 2010 and hotel room revenue grew 22.6% against September 2009 to reach an estimated Sin$174 million in September 2010.

In September 2010, the AOR of Economy Tier hotels reported the largest growth (+13.5 percentage points) against September 2009 to reach 81%.

The ARR of Mid-Tier hotels recorded the largest growth of 25.1% against September 2009 to reach Sin$185 in September 2010.

Hotels in the Economy Tier reported the largest growth (+43.4%) in RevPAR in September 2010 to reach Sin$87.

See also: Singapore Visitor Arrivals in  August 2010, Singapore Visitor Arrivals in September 2009, Singapore Visitor Arrivals in September 2008

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