Vietnamese people travel to Singapore
Travel to Singapore, the growth rate of Vietnamese traveling to Singapore is greater than any other nation. As such, Singaporean travel firms are now focusing their efforts here.
Despite the surprising rate of growth, the number of Vietnamese travellers to Singapore remains modest: 92,000 versus 4.9mil total tourists in the first half of the year.
According to statistics announced by Singapore’s Tourism Bureau (STB) on December 2, most travellers come from Indonesia, China, Australia, India and Japan.
In terms of the number of tourists, Vietnam is ranked 4th among Singapore’s top 15 tourist markets. However, Vietnamese travellers accounted for the highest growth rate of the 15.
According to STB, the number of Vietnamese travellers to Singapore increased by 24% in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year. The Philippines saw the second highest increase, 16%, followed by India, 15%.
In September, 16,000 locals traveled to Singapore, an increase of 24.3% over last September.
Robert Khoo, of the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS), said that Vietnam’s robust and quick economic growth, provides the Vietnamese with more and more opportunities to travel abroad; neighbouring Asian countries are the first choice of travellers.
Also according to Mr Khoo, most Vietnamese tourists to Singapore are ‘middle-class’, staying in three or four star hotels. They always stay three or four days, spending $450 for a tour package.
(Source: Tien phong)