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UK Remains in Singapore Top Five

UK  Remains in Singapore Top Five ( The UK continues to be one of Singapore’s top performing visitor generating markets. In March, Singapore welcomed 61,000 visitors from the UK, an impressive 6% increase over March 2007. The UK provided Singapore with the fourth highest visitor arrivals in March, after Indonesia, China and Australia. This builds on the record 51,000 UK visitors to Singapore in February.

Ms Divya Panickar, Area Director Northern and Western Europe, said: “We are really delighted and encouraged by the visitor numbers we have seen so far in 2008. Not only does it show that Singapore continues to be an attractive holiday destination for the UK market but it is also testament to the continued support of our trade partners without which we would not have been able to achive such results. We have a lot more activity planned with our partners over the coming months and so it will be interesting and exciting to see the results.”

In total, Singapore welcomed 908,000 visitors in March 2008, representing a growth of 5.7% compared to the same month a year ago. This sets a new record for visitor arrivals for the month of March. Visitor days were estimated to reach 3.4 million days, an increase of 14.1% in comparison to March 2007.

Other top visitor-generating markets for March were Indonesia (155,000), P R China (98,000), Australia (62,000) and India (58,000). The top-five visitor generating markets accounted for 48% of total visitor arrivals for the month.

Singapore gazetted hotels were estimated to reach S$189m in room revenue, representing a growth of 16.8% versus March 2007.

The Average Room Rate (ARR) in March 2008 was estimated at S$238, representing a growth of 23.8% over March 2007. The Average Occupancy Rate (AOR) for hotels was estimated to reach 87% in March 2008, posting a 4.0 percentage point decrease over March 2007.

The fact sheet with further information is available at the STB website, within the Tourism Factsheets section at

For further information on Singapore please contact Abby Smith or Sarah-Louise Robinson on 020 7839 2140 or email

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