International visitor arrivals to Singapore registered 15.9% growth to reach 1,127,000 in December 2010. This is the highest number of arrivals recorded ever for a single month.
Visitor days were estimated at 4.2 million days, a year-on-year growth of 13.1% in comparison with December 2009.
Indonesia (262,000), Malaysia (130,000), P.R. China (100,000), Australia (87,000) and India (74,000) were Singapore’s top five visitor- generating markets in December 2010. These markets accounted for 58% of total visitor arrivals for the month.
In December 2010, Hong Kong SAR (+55%), Thailand (+46.2%), and Philippines (+34.8%) registered the highest growth rates amongst the top 15 markets.
Gazetted hotel room revenue was estimated at Sin$167 million, representing an increase of 24.7% compared to a year ago.
The AOR posted a 3.2 percentage point increase over December 2009 to reach 83% in December 2010 while ARR increased by 16.8% over December 2009 to reach an estimate of Sin$209 in December 2010.
RevPAR increased by 21.5% to reach Sin$174 in December 2010.