THE Forbes Travel Guide is to launch an hotel and spa ratings for Singapore in April 2011. Forbes say the ratings are based on "objective evaluations of more than 500 attributes at each rated property".
Singapore is the fourth country to receive Forbes Travel Guide’s Five-Star ratings, and the fourth city in Asia after Beijing, Hong Kong and Macau. Forbes Travel Guide enters Singapore at a time when the city-state's tourism industry is delivering remarkable results. In 2010, Singapore surpassed its tourism receipts forecast with a record of Sin$18.8 billion. Shane O’Flaherty, President and CEO of Forbes Travel Guide said, "We are delighted to announce our entry into Singapore. For more than fifty years, the Forbes Travel Guide ratings have been a trusted resource for millions of consumers looking to make more informed travel decisions. We are happy to help travelers to Singapore discover the outstanding experiences that define the best of the best hotels and spas in the area.”