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Feb 8, 2012

Singapore Tourism Board reports record figures

SINGAPORE – Tourism chiefs are keen to downplay the importance of the island-state’s Integrated Resorts and casinos as STB unveils record growth and receipts.

STB are keen to downplay the IRs' impact on tourism

Latest figures show that a record 13.2 million people visited Singapore in 2011, up 13 per cent on 2010, and tourism-related spending rose 17 per cent year on year to US$17.8 billion.

Senior executives from the Singapore Tourism Board were keen to downplay the importance of the two IR’s but spend on sightseeing and entertainment, including gaming, was up 37 per cent year on year to $4.4 billion accounting for almost 25 per...

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