In April 2008, Singapore welcomed 826,000 visitors, representing a growth of 0.8% as compared to the same month a year ago. This was a new record for visitor arrivals for the month of April. Visitor days were estimated to reach 3.3 million days, an increase of 9.9% in comparison with April 2007.
Indonesia (131,000), P.R. China (107,000), Australia (63,000), India (63,000) and Malaysia (53,000) were Singapore’s top five visitor-generating markets. These markets accounted for 51% of total visitor arrivals for the month.
Singapore gazetted hotels were estimated to reap Sin$186 million in room revenue, representing a growth of 30.1% versus April 2007.
The Average Room Rate (ARR) in April 2008 was estimated to be Sin$254, representing an increase of 32.5% over April 2007. The Average Occupancy Rate (AOR) for hotels was estimated to reach 84% in April 2008, posting a 1 percentage point decrease over April 2007. Revenue Per Available Room (Revpar) grew by 30.9% to reach Sin$212 for April 2008.