Tourism arrivals and tourism receipts to remain weak in 2021 inspite of enhancement of vaccines: STB

Tourism arrivals and tourism receipts are expected to remain weak in 2021 even with the

Tourism arrivals and tourism receipts are expected to remain weak in 2021 even with the progress of quite a few vaccines as it will take time for mass leisure journey and traveller self-confidence to return, claimed Singapore Tourism Board (STB).

In a statement on Monday (1 Feb), the STB said that Singapore noticed a decrease in the two customer arrivals and tourism receipts very last calendar year because of to unprecedented global journey limitations and border closures.

In accordance to the board, visitor arrivals (VA) fell by 85.7 per cent in 2020 to attain 2.7 million site visitors — nearly all from the very first two months of 2020 — though tourism receipts (TR) declined by 78.4 for every cent to S$4.4 billion in the first three quarters of 2020.

Chief Executive of STB, Keith Tan, reported that tourism enterprises have displayed huge resilience and adaptability during this hard period by reinventing their business enterprise types and leveraging technology to discover methods in a COVID-19 planet.

“I am grateful for their dedication to preserve Singaporeans safe and very well and STB remains assured in Singapore’s placement as one particular of the world’s safest and most eye-catching leisure and small business desired destination, and the very long-expression potential clients of Singapore’s tourism sector,” he added.

Mr Tan went on to say that although mass intercontinental vacation is not likely to resume in a significant way in 2021, STB will go on to stand with each other with market companions to prepare for recovery and to commence developing a superior and far more sustainable future for tourism.

In its statement, STB also famous that it will proceed to assistance high-quality tourism corporations to maintain important abilities and construct new kinds, and to innovate in order to satisfy evolving buyer demands and rising vacation tendencies once cross-border journey resumes in a major way in 2021.

On top of that, the board said that it will proceed to help area jobs and create options for the sector to thrive in the new surroundings by encouraging domestic advocacy and developing domestic need.