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Singapore tourism on pace for record breaking year

Posted by jtsmyth8 on October 25, 2007

Singapore is on target to achieve another record breaking year in the tourism industry.

Manpower Minister Ng Eng Hen said the sector is set to achieve 10.2 million visitor arrivals and some S$13.6 billion in tourism receipts this year.

According to the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), this is the first time double-digit growth is being achieved for the sector in Singapore.

Singapore is also getting ready for the spike in manpower demand in the tourism industry, especially with the development of the two integrated resorts and several signature events which Singapore will be hosting to attract the international tourist dollar.

So, the government is investing S$360 million over the next three years in manpower development to train and prepare some 74,000 workers for the growth in the tourism sector.

(story)

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