Tourists in S’pore: Indians on top

General — By on June 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Indians are on top of the tourists graph of Singapore going by the number of tourists arrivvl in that small Asian country. According to data released by the Singapore Tourism Board, a total of 1,71,000 Indian tourists visited Singapore in the first quarter of this year, an increase of nine per cent from a year ago. India remained among the top five tourist generating markets for Singapore, after Indonesia, China, Malaysia and Australia, said the board. Overall, Singapore received 3.12 million tourists in the first quarter of the year, up 15.7 % from the same period last year. According to a report by PTI, Indians were also among the top spenders in Singapore, ranking fourth in 2010, after the Indonesians, Chinese and Australians. The Indian tourist spending totalled SGD 911 million last year, up by 19 % from 2009. Indians spent 28% of their money on shopping, 24% on accommodation, 14% on food & beverages, and 34% on other recreational activities. The board said spending by 11.6 million tourist visits increased by 50% to SGD18.9 billion in 2010.

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