Singaporeans spread their wings farther afield

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TTG: Citizens of the Lion City are now travelling farther and wider across the globe, as well as spending more on their vacations, according to data from a Singapore-based OTA. ZUJI Singapore statistics indicate that Singaporeans are spending 5% more on flight and hotel options this year. The OTA has also noted a 20% and 15% year-on-year surge in visitors going to Europe, and Australia and New Zealand respectively. A similar trend was observed for travel within the Asia Pacific region, with Seoul receiving 50% more Singaporeans and the number of travellers to Hokkaido tripling year-on-year. For beach holidays, the Maldives is a rising destination for not just couples but also friends and family vacations. ZUJI Singapore reported a tripling in bookings to Malé compared to the same period last year. ZUJI Singapore CEO Chua Hui Wan commented: “Singaporeans’ travel consumption patterns are shifting beyond short-haul and common destinations. They are increasingly travel-savvy, adventurous and willing to spend on varied travel options venturing into new destinations. They are expanding their travel borders to include new and exciting regional and international locations such as Vietnam, the Maldives, Rome and Canada.”