Annual Report
2017/2018

PERFECT

HARMONY

PERFORMANCE AND
INITIATIVES FY2017/2018

PERFORMANCE AND INITIATIVES FY2017/2018

TOURISM SECTOR
PERFORMANCE 2017
OVERVIEW

2017 was a record year for Singapore tourism, with both visitor arrivals and tourism receipts reaching historical highs. Tourism Receipts rose by 3.9 per cent to reach S$26.8 billion while international visitor arrivals hit 17.4 million, a 6.2 per cent increase from 2016. This outstanding performance reflects the industry’s dedication, passion and creativity in developing and marketing Destination Singapore. It is also a testament of Singapore’s steady progress towards attaining sustainable Quality Tourism growth.

S$26.8B

Tourism Receipts

17.4M

International Visitor Arrivals

TOURISM RECEIPTS AND
INTERNATIONAL VISITOR ARRIVALS

STB has reviewed and revised its methodology for data collection and computation of tourism receipts so as to better capture tourism performance.
On 12 February 2018, Tourism Receipts from 2016 onwards have been updated based on the revised methodology.

TOURISM RECEIPTS BY
MAJOR COMPONENTS

JANUARY TO DECEMBER 2017

Visitors spent more in almost all major components, including Sightseeing, Entertainment & Gaming (+5%), Shopping (+4%), Accommodation (+2%) and Other TR Components1 (+11%).  The only exception was Food & Beverage (-5%).

Source: Disembarkation/Embarkation Cards and Overseas Visitors Survey
– Sightseeing, Entertainment & Gaming includes entrance fees to attractions and nightspots, expenditure on day-tours, leisure events and entertainment at the Integrated Resorts.
– Other TR components include expenditure on airfares on Singapore-based carriers, port taxes, local transportation, business, medical, education and transit visitors.

1Other TR components include expenditure on airfares on Singapore-based carriers, port taxes, local transportation

TOURISM RECEIPTS BY
MAJOR COMPONENTS,
TOP 10 MARKETS

JANUARY TO DECEMBER 2017

Our record Tourism Receipts for 2017 were buoyed by stellar performances of our top markets. The top three markets were China (S$4.2 billion, +19%), Indonesia (S$2.7 billion, -7%) and India (S$1.6 billion, +5%), accounting for 40 per cent of the total Tourism Receipts (excluding Sightseeing, Entertainment & Gaming expenditure).

Expenditure is estimated from Overseas Visitor Survey.
– Other TR components include expenditure on airfares on Singapore-based carriers, port taxes, local transportation, business, medical, education and transit visitors.
* Sightseeing, Entertainment & Gaming has been excluded in the country analysis due to commercial sensitivity of information.
ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES
TILT YOUR PHONE
FOR OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE