The Singapore tourism sector rebounded successfully in 2022, exceeding the Singapore tourist board’s (STB) original prediction of 4 to 6 million visitors last year, thanks to robust demand from key markets like as India, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
STB stated last week that tourist arrivals to Singapore will reach 6.3 million in 2022, headed by Indonesia with 1.1 million tourists, India with 686,000 visitors, and Malaysia with 591,000 locals visiting Singapore on visitor permits.
A statement: “Barring unexpected circumstances, tourism activity is now expected to recover to pre-pandemic levels by 2024”.
Tourism revenues (TR) are expected to be between $13.8 and $14.3 billion1 (50 to 52 percent of 2019 TR). Indonesia, India, and Australia were the leading TR-generating markets, contributing $1.1 billion, $704 million, and $633 million in TR, respectively (excluding Sightseeing, Entertainment, and Gaming).
Visitors are also spending more time in Singapore than they were prior to the pandemic. When Singapore no longer enforced quarantine for fully-vaccinated passengers in the latter three quarters of the year (April-December 2022), the average duration of stay was roughly 4.81 days. This is a huge rise over the previous year’s 3.36 days.
Keith Tan, Chief Executive of, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), said: “Our 2022 tourism performance underscores Singapore’s appeal as a leading business and leisure destination for post-pandemic travelers. To sustain our growth in 2023 and beyond, we will expand our partnerships, build up a rich year-round calendar of events, ramp up investment in new and refreshed products and experiences, and continue to support industry efforts to build the capabilities they need to meet consumer demands.”
STB anticipates that the tourist sector will maintain its growth pace this year, owing to increased air connectivity and capacity and China’s progressive reopening. International visitor numbers are predicted to be between 12 and 14 million, resulting in between $18 and $21 billion in tourist receipts – around two-thirds to three-quarters of the levels seen in 2019.