Tourism in Singapore
Singapore recorded a total of 15 million tourists in 2018, ranking 30th in the world in absolute terms.
That smaller countries regularly perform lower in a comparison of the absolute number of guests, is obvious. By putting the tourist numbers in relation to the population of Singapore, the result is much more comparable picture: With 2.6 tourists per resident, Singapore ranked 28th in the world. In Southeast Asia, it ranked 1st.
Singapore generated around 20.42 billion US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 5.5 percent of its the gross domestic product.Back to overview: Singapore
The city of Singapur is very popular with international travellers. In 2018 it reached the 5th place of the world's most popular cities with 18.55 million tourists.
On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2018 spent about 1,243 US Dollars. Conversely, the inhabitants of Singapore spend as much as 2,289 dollars a year when they themselves spend vacations abroad.
Development of the tourism sector in Singapore from 1995 to 2018
The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Singapore each year. Anyone who spends at least one night in the country but does not live there for more than 12 months is considered a tourist. Insofar as the survey included the purpose of the trip, business trips and other non-tourism travel purposes have already been excluded. The number of people passing through within the same day, and e.g. crew members of ships or flights are also not considered as tourists in most countries. If the same person travels in and out more than once within the same year, each visit counts again.
Data in the chart are given in millions of tourists. The red line represents the average of all 11 countries in Southeast Asia.
Revenues in tourism
In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 7.61 billion USD, or about 8.7 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 6.07 million tourists at that time and roughly 1,254 USD per person. Within 23 years, the country's dependence on tourism has decreased substantially. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 20.42 billion USD, accounting for 5.5 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 1,391 USD for his holiday in Singapore.
All data for Singapore in detail
All data correspond to the information of the World Tourism Organization.