According to a recent announcement by Singapore Tourism Board, India continues to remain the third largest source market for Singapore. In 2018, the island city-state off southern Malaysia welcomed over one million Indian travellers. China and Indonesia are two other key visitor’s arrival source markets for the region.
Key metro cities such as Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai contribute the highest number of visitors to Singapore — 498,000 travellers in 2018. Additionally, Hyderabad, Kolkata Pune, Amritsar, Coimbatore and Visakhapatnam also contributed 2,53,000 travellers last year.
In 2018 as well, Singapore continued to remain a popular MICE venue for business travellers from India. Other than that, 1,60,000 cruise holidaymakers from India were received last year.
GB Srithar, Regional Director, SAMEA (South Asia, Middle East and Africa), Singapore Tourism Board said, “We are grateful to all our partners who promoted Singapore actively in 2018, making us welcome a record 1.44 million visitors from India.
“With Singapore’s diverse sightseeing and attraction offerings, an array of exciting events and year-round festivals and celebrations catering to the different passion points of travelers, we look forward to welcoming more visitors from India to experience Singapore in 2019.”
In terms of tourism, 2019 is also expected to be a remarkable year for Singapore. The country is set to host Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2019, KPMG Asia Pacific Tax Summit 2019, 18th Asia Pacific Life Insurance Congress 2021 and Asian Patent Attorneys Association General Assembly and Council Meetings 2022. Collectively, these events are expected to draw 10,500(approx.) foreign delegates to Singapore.