Indians throng Singapore post-pandemic


Indians were second in the list of tourists visiting Singapore in 2022

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Indian tourists were the second-highest spenders in Singapore and also Indians were second in the list of tourists visiting Singapore in 2022. 686,000 Indians visited Singapore, giving India the distinction of second most tourist-generating market for Singapore in 2022.  

“The Indian market is an important source for our cruise industry,” Minister in charge of Trade Relations and Transport S Iswaran said. “Together with Singapore tourism partners, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is looking forward to welcoming more Indians to experience our new and transformed attractions and experiences and reimagine what a completely enjoyable family vacation can be,” said STB.

The top tourist-generating market was Indonesia with 1.1 million visitors. India ranked second in 2022 with 686,000 visitors followed by 591,000 visitors from Malaysia.

Singapore saw its cruise industry recovering significantly post-Covid-19 pandemic. ”As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, Singapore’s cruise industry is recovering well in tandem with global travel. Last year, a total of 1.2 million passengers passed through Singapore’s ports, which is about two-thirds of pre-pandemic levels,” said Iswaran. Cruise passengers in Singapore have also doubled from about 900,000 in 2012 to more than 1.8 million in 2019. “This bodes well for the industry to recover to pre-pandemic levels soon,” he said.

“Collaboration between cruise lines, STB and the Changi Airport Group has also seen an increase in the number of fly-cruise visitors to Singapore,” said Iswaran, elaborating on the cruise sector growth here. Singapore Tourism Board also launched a campaign promoting the Disney Cruise Line and welcoming Indians to experience a reimagined enjoyable family vacation. Singapore’s tourism receipts are estimated to reach SGD 13.8

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