SINGAPORE, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Visitor arrivals from the Chinese mainland to Singapore declined by 88 percent year on year to around 342,459 person-times in the first three quarters of 2020, according to the latest report from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
In the ranking of international visitor arrivals, the Chinese mainland ranked the second among Singapore's international visitor arrivals markets, following Indonesia.
According to the STB, Chinese mainland visitors spent about 537 million Singapore dollars (about 403.63 million U.S. dollars), excluding expenditure on sightseeing, entertainment and gaming, in the first three quarters of 2020, decreasing by 83 percent year on year. It continued ranking first among Singapore's top 10 tourism receipt markets.
In the first three quarters of 2020, the total international visitor arrivals to Singapore decreased by 81.2 percent year on year to about 2.7 million person-times, while Singapore's total tourism receipts fell by 78.4 percent year on year to about 4.4 billion Singapore dollars in total.
Besides, Singapore's gazetted hotel room revenue for the first three quarters of 2020 was 963 million Singapore dollars, a decline of 68.8 percent year on year. The average occupancy rate was at 55.8 percent in the period, falling by 31.4 percentage points from the same period of 2019. Enditem