Singapore Visitor Arrivals in April 2010

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Visitor arrivals to Singapore registered 20.4% growth to reach 938,000 in April 2010, the highest ever recorded in the month of April.

 This is the fifth consecutive month of record visitor arrivals.

 Visitor days were estimated at 3.7 million days, a year-on-year growth of 15.5% in comparison with April 2009.

Indonesia (163,000), P.R. China (92,000), Malaysia (77,000), India (73,000), and Australia (70,000) were Singapores top five visitor-generating markets in April 2010. These markets accounted for 51% of total visitor arrivals for the month.

14 out of the top 15 markets registered positive year-on-year growth in April this year. This can be attributed to the continued improvement of the economic climate, leading to growing visitor arrivals to Singapore.

Thailand (+57.5%), Malaysia (+50.8%) and India (+30.8%) registered their highest growth out of the top 15 markets.

Gazetted hotel room revenue was estimated at Sin$ 158 million, representing an increase of 36.5% compared to a year ago.

Average Occupancy Rate posted a 15 percentage point increase over April 2009 to reach 85% in April 2010. The Average Room Rate increased by 12.2% over April 2009 to reach an estimate of Sin $211 while RevPAR increased by 36.1% to reach Sin$179 in April 2010.

In April 2010, the AOR of Economy-tier reported the largest growth (+16.7 percentage points) against April 2009 to reach 84%.

The ARR of Mid-tier recorded the largest growth of 20.7% against April 2009 to reach $171 in April 2010.

Hotels in the Mid-tier reported the largest growth (+41.2%) in RevPAR in April 2010 to reach $146.

See also: Singapore Visitor Arrivals in April 2009 and Singapore Visitor Arrivals in March 2010

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