Increased air connectivity boosts India-Singapore tourism
As per One Faber Group, tourist arrivals from India to Singapore will increase, with the Indian government focusing on improving airport infrastructure in tier II cities, which will lead to increased flight frequencies between the two nations,
The Singapore-based lifestyle services brand expects a huge arrival of tourists from India, particularly millennials interested in leisure travel.
“More airports mean more opportunities to target weekend travellers to regional countries. With India’s plans to invest in the building of 100 airports over the next 10-15 years, the India tourism market is expected to grow exponentially, especially with the millennial market,” said Patrick Lee told PTI, Mount Faber Leisure Group Director.
Moreover, the airlines are also increasing flight frequencies from India to Singapore to offer seamless connectivity from various airports.
“India’s tourist arrivals to Singapore are getting stronger these days. We hope to see rapid increase in Indians visiting Singapore. We are exploring opportunities to deepen trade engagement in tier II cities with key India travel agents,” added Lee.
India is a key source market for Singapore Tourism and despite demonetization and implementation of goods and services tax (GST), visitors’ arrival continued to increase.
As per Singapore Tourism Board data, Singapore received over 13.2 lakh visitors from India in 2018, depicting 16 per cent year-on-year growth and arrival continues to grow.