Millions bag tickets on cheap flights to Singapore. Tourism is a key reason for Singapore’s booming economy and tremendously adds to GDP and employment. Sightseeing, shopping and accommodation remain key revenue generators for tourism in Singapore.
And the credit goes to the unceasing efforts of Singapore Government, which is crossing all limits to make travel and tourism as one of the key pillars of the country’s economy.
Impact of Travel and Tourism on Singapore’s Economy
The impact of travel and tourism on the economy in Singapore (GDP and Employment) is revealed by the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Travel & Tourism Economic Impact 2011 report. As per the report the total contribution of Travel & Tourism to Singapore’s GDP is projected to be 8.2% of GDP (SGD25.6bn) in 2011; forecasted to rise to 9.2% of GDP (SGD45.1bn) by 2021. The total contribution of Travel & Tourism to employment is projected to be 6.3% of total employment (197000 jobs) in 2011; forecasted to become 8.1% of total employment (268000 jobs) by the year 2021.
Singapore tourism has sightseeing, shopping and accommodation to be the major components with highest tourism receipts figures. The figures are pleasing and with existing tourist trappings as well as new projects being underway, it will be no surprise if Singapore’s economy hits higher figures.
Integrated Resorts (IR)
Integrated Resorts including Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa are the two casino-based vacation resort in Singapore that drive fun-fanatics from all over the planet into booking tickets on flights to Singapore. Made at exorbitant cost, the Integrated Resort embraces the two extraordinary must-see attractions. Marina Bay Sands, majestically sprawling around the Singapore’s CBD is a haven for all sorts of junkets. With its perfect offerings like Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Sands SkyPark, Marina Bay Sands Art Path and much more, the place enlightens one about the real definition of world-class entertainment. While Sentosa, the finest resort situated on the Sentosa Island transports one to the seventh heaven with its breathtaking attractions namely Universal Studios Singapore and Voyage de la Vie, FestiveWalk and Marine Life Park, which is yet to open.
The Helix Bridge
A magnificent bridge that connects the Marina Bay to Marina Centre, the Helix Bridge is about to add grace to the Singapore’s attractions. The bridge is located beside the Benjamin Sheares Bridge and is the first curved bridge in the world. The 280-metre pedestrian link way gloriously boasts its world’s first ‘double-helix’ structure. The impeccable masterpiece of brilliant architecture is perfect thing to catch after hopping flights to Singapore. Visitors can catch the implausibly picturesque vistas of scintillating skyline of Singapore and also watch exciting events that take place at the Bay. The government of Singapore spent about S$82.9 million on the construction of bridge and made one of the world’s best attractions to see in the country.
Although not the most recent, the Singapore Flyer continues to rank among top draws luring travellers to book tickets on cheap flights to Singapore. One of the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, Singapore Flyer is magnificently built over a three-storey terminal building located at the southeast tip of the Marina Centre. The 165 m giant observation wheel makes for finest views of the city-state and may be the neighbouring countries namely Indonesia and Malaysia as well. Besides exhilarating ride of the wheel, holiday makers who travel here can devour the exotics cuisines and shop the lavish brands from the shopping outlets and restaurants located in the building.
Shopping is another big component that has continued to boost tourism in Singapore and makes for a perfect reason to descend upon its shores. Abundance of shopping options in the city and infinite variety mingle with duty-free shopping at the swanky Changi Airport and endows a suitcase full of blissful shopping experience. The city-state is replete with ample of shopping streets like Orchard Road and VivoCity. The Shoppes at Marina Bay and FestiveWalk at Resorts World Sentosa add irresistible shine to the shopping mecca called Singapore.Visitors grabbing cheap flights to Singapore are poured with countless items including luxury goods, souvenirs and gadgets for all tastes and budgets.
The illimitable accommodation options ensure that Singapore remains at the forefront of tourism in the whole of the Far East. Singapore offers wide variety of offerings in terms of accommodation; budget hotels, lavish hotel or ultra high-class resort, the city-state never dismays the holidaymakers on a trip to Singapore. Luxury accommodation options such as The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia and the Raffles Hotel stun extravagant travellers who tour Singapore with premium facilities – health clubs, swimming pools, shopping arcades and much more. Shoestring travellers have dozens of options in the form of camping, guest houses and hostel-style establishments etc. The Fragrance Hotel and Bayview Hotel make for a great choice for holiday makers who travel on flights to Singapore.