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More tourists in Q1, but they spent less : Tourism spending down 4.8% to $6.5 billion, even as visitor arrivals rose 1% year on year

Aug 06, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

Visitors to the Republic spent less in the first quarter of this year on the back of global economic uncertainties, but the same period saw a 1 per cent uptick in tourist arrivals year on year to reach 4.7 million.

Tourism spending was $6.5 billion between January and March, a 4.8 per cent decline compared with the same period last year, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said in its quarterly report yesterday.

Visitors spent less on shopping (down 7 per cent), accommodation (down 1...