India tops Malaysia to become third largest market for Singapore with 1.27m visitors

Singapore has registered record arrivals from India for the third year in a row, with 1.27 million travellers visiting the country in 2017. India has moved a notch higher in becoming the third biggest source market for Singapore, ahead of Malaysia, Singapore’s nearest neighbour, and behind only China and Indonesia.

Visitor arrivals from India into Singapore are rising exponentially, according to data from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), and registered the highest growth rate of 16 per cent among all other markets, according to STB.

“We are happy that Singapore continues to be perceived as one of the must-visit destinations,” said GB Srithar, Singapore Tourism Board regional director – SAMEA. STB plans to focus on deepening and expanding partnership with travel trade partners, according to Srithar.

Major initiatives are being undertaken to boost the MICE visitors by reinventing old classical venues as well as featuring new venues and MICE products in Singapore.