Chinese travelers top the chart as highest spenders in Singapore

Published on : Wednesday, July 19, 2017

imagesDestinations all over the globe are currently witnessing a surge in Chinese tourists, and Singapore is no exception in this case either.

In 2016, as the figures from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), visitors from China spent approximately $3.52 billion which is a 39 percent or nearly $1 billion increase from the year 2015.

China appeared as Singapore’s top-spending market consecutively for the second year at a stretch defeating Indonesia. Indonesia traditionally remained the top spender so far. In 2016, approximately 2.86 million Chinese visitors were seen, up 36 percent from 2015.

Yesterday, Hotels.com, online travel booking site released the results of a survey of more than 3,000 Chinese travelers. This enormous surge of Chinese tourists will not be receding anytime soon. The datas show that Singapore has become the top city in the Asia-Pacific where Chinese travelers are interested to visit in the coming 12 months. This result was however followed by Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Australia’s Gold Coast respectively.

On April and May, Hotels.com summoned Ipsos to conduct the survey of people between the age group of 18 to 57 who had been to foreign locales in the past 12 months. Safety was given one of the key priorities while selecting the place by the Chinese visitors, the survey noticed. Besides, they also wanted to select destinations with historical and heritage value, and places with activities to indulge in.

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