‘One million Indian tourists visited Singapore in 2015’

Mumbai: Singapore received over one million Indian travellers last year, an increase of 7.4 per cent travellers from 2014, with the country’s tourism board planning to push for more holiday-makers from India.

To further build on its engagement with India, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) today kicked off a week-long four-city roadshow here.

The roadshow in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai is being conducted by a 39-member delegation comprising key industry partners from Singapore.

The island city-state welcomed more than 1 million Indian tourists last year, a growth of 7.4 per cent over 2014, STB said.

STB Executive Director (South Asia, Middle East and Africa) Chee Pey Chang said, “India continued to remain in the top five markets in terms of visitor arrivals in 2015.”

After Mumbai, the delegation will travel to New Delhi, followed by Bengaluru and conclude in Chennai on February 3.

He did not offer any projection or target for this year.

Last year, inbound tourism traffic into India rose at 4.4 per cent to 80.16 lakh from 76.79 lakh in 2014. Foreign exchange earnings from tourism stood at Rs 1,26,211 crore, a growth of 2.3 per cent over Rs 1,23,320 crore in 2014.