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Tourist spending in Singapore slips 1.7% in Q2 despite 8% rise in visitor arrivals

Tourist spending in Singapore slips 1.7% in Q2 despite 8% rise in visitor arrivals

Singapore : OVERALL tourism spending the second quarter of this year declined 1.7 per cent to S$6.6 billion, compared to the same period last year, said the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in its quarterly report on Friday.

This was despite some 4.6 million visitors arriving in Singapore between April and June this year, an 8 per cent increase on the same period last year, the figures showed.

The dip in tourism spending was attributed to lower spending in areas like shopping (-22 per cent), food and beverage (-15 per cent) and sightseeing, entertainment and gaming (-2 per cent).

However, tourism spending grew for accommodation (6 per cent) and a miscellaneous category that includes expenditure on airfares on Singapore-based carriers, port taxes, local transportation, business, medical, education and transit visitors (20 per cent).