Almost 2.3 million tourists arrive in Malta in 2022, surge from Poland

Tourists spent less money on average in 2022 compared to 2021 but more than 2019

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by Arnas Lasys

February 13, 2023

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2,286,597 tourists arrived in Malta in 2022, spending a total of 16,608,131 nights between them. This is more than 40 per cent the number of tourists Malta received in 2020 and 2021 combined, and almost double the nights spent.

Minister for Tourism, Clayton Bartolo stressed “these results symbolise the deep resilience of the local hospitality sector in challenging times.” He stated that the next step is to build a tourism sector that builds on sustainability.

The large number of tourists contributed almost €2 billion in the Maltese economy. On average, tourists spent around €880 each, slightly down compared to 2021 (€899) but well above 2019 (€807).

More than half of tourists arrived from just four countries: The UK, Italy, France and Germany. Italy is an outlier, as tourists from that country spent far less money compared to almost anywhere else, almost 30 per cent below average.

Compared to 2019 the number of tourists from France, Austria, Italy and Poland was higher in 2022. Poland especially, which saw the number of arrivals from that country climb from 104,228 in 2019 to 143,229 in 2022.

While this is a bump of almost 40 per cent compared to 2019, tourists from Poland are among the lowest spenders. Spending for Polish tourists registered at €691 per capita.

It appears that Malta is on track to recover to pre-pandemic levels of tourism in 2023, since 2022 still had COVID-19 related travel restrictions retraining travel, however for some this may still not be enough.

A carrying capacity exercise carried out in 2022 by the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) in collaboration with Deloitte, showed that Malta will need to attract 4.7 million tourists by 2027, with each staying just below seven nights, to prevent an oversupply of accomodation becoming a threat.

This means Malta needs to receive almost 2 million more tourists than it did in 2019, which was a record year for the country when 2.75 million tourists arrived.

The Government’s tourism plan for 2021 – 2030 is focused on attracting quality tourism, however thus far, industry representatives have been sceptical on whether enough is being done to achieve quality tourism.

Arnas Lasys

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Is Malta ready for a tourism rebound?

Tomas Mikalauskas

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New data from the World Travel & Tourism Council shows that in 2022 the tourism industry’s contribution to the global economy could reach US $8.6 trillion , just 6.4% behind pre-pandemic levels , and that as many as 58 million jobs could be created .

This expected rebound is great news for Malta where tourism and hospitality have played such a significant economic and cultural role for decades. But what would really happen if the number of inbound visitors to Malta did begin to climb back towards the pre-pandemic levels? Would the sector, and the country, be ready to welcome the 2.7 million visitors we saw in 2019?

The present answer to this latter question, from my perspective, is no.

Of course, managing increasing tourism demand is a highly complex issue covering many areas that affect capacity and in which I clearly have little or no knowledge. But one area that I am confident to talk about is human resources. People are at the heart of any nation’s tourism product and Malta needs people, fast.

Our clients in the sector are working hard to ensure they have the human resources they need to accommodate a growing number of visitors in 2022. There is clearly strong demand for every kind of role – cleaners, drivers, waiting staff, bar staff, kitchen staff, receptionists, accountants, executive chefs, general managers, and so on – the list is endless.

The growth and diversification of Malta’s economy in recent years has made it harder to recruit Maltese citizens for many of these roles and so, as we are all aware, many of the vacancies available in the hospitality sector have increasingly been taken up by foreign nationals. This reality is not going to change and so our focus at RecruitGiant remains on finding the best possible candidates for the jobs available from around the world.

Finding good candidates is a challenge, but one we are used to dealing with. Through our network of recruitment centres across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa we are able to find people willing and able to relocate to Malta. While it is a fact that we are competing against every other tourist destination in the world to attract talent, it is also true that Malta remains an attractive country for foreign workers, thanks to its good climate, working conditions and the fact that it is English-speaking. Our recruitment process also includes detailed interviews in the candidate’s home country and, where required, the provision of training before they travel to Malta. We also make sure that a contract of employment and all travel and work permits are in place prior to departure. And, unfortunately, it is in the latter that we are encountering the biggest challenge.

Dealing with bureaucracy is never pleasant. But we do understand the necessity to ensure the law is adhered to and that the rights of everyone, particularly those who are relocating to Malta for work, are properly safeguarded. But this, in no way, justifies the extraordinary delays that are encountered especially when it comes to the issuing of visas to third party nationals by some of Malta’s overseas embassies. This perennial problem has been compounded in recent weeks by the inexplicable refusal of some of Malta’s embassies to grant any visas to foreign workers.

While appreciating the intense workload being created, the fact is that if Malta is going to have a good summer in terms of tourist arrivals this year, it needs to get ready. In this regard, perhaps the time has come for the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Finance & Employment, together with all the relevant stakeholders including the MHRA, to come together and find a better way to manage recruitment of third country nationals for the hospitality sector.

Summer is just a few short months away and if we don’t act now, there’s a real risk Malta will miss out on the global tourism rebound.

Tomas Mikalauskas is chief Executive officer at RecruitGiant , a Malta-based company with more than a decade of international experience in recruitment, human resources management, payroll management and outsourced employment functions .

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Malta Tourist Arrivals

Tourist arrivals in malta decreased to 217487 in november from 313705 in october of 2023. tourist arrivals in malta averaged 132825.58 from 2001 until 2023, reaching an all time high of 371511.00 in august of 2023 and a record low of 9151.00 in february of 2021. source: national statistics office, malta.

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2022: 2.3 million tourists visit Malta boosting economy by €2 billion

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During the last year Malta was visited by 2.3 million tourists who in total generated an income of €2 billion.

From a country impeded by the restrictions of the pandemic at the beginning of the year, the Maltese tourist sector last year managed to obtain 83% of the arrivals that were registered in the year before the pandemic – i.e. 2019.

Minister for Tourism Clayton Bartolo told TVMnews that this year a 5% increase in tourist arrivals is predicted and that this figure is expected to be achieved with a commitment from the operators in this the industry which is considered the backbone of the Maltese economy.

Despite the restrictions in the first three months of last year due to Omicron-related restrictions, figures published on Monday show that tourism in Malta during 2022 continued to recover when compared to 2019.

In fact, the year 2022 saw 83% of the number of tourists and 91% of the expenditure recorded in 2019. The arrivals in Malta at 83%, exceed the European average which was 79%, and even the world average of 63%.

In a presentation of the figures obtained last year, the Minister for Tourism Clayton Bartolo said that these positive results were due to the fact that after the pandemic, Malta continued to work on connectivity.

He said that many tourists during the past year did not travel far away from their homes, resulting in increased arrivals from countries such as Italy and France, adding that this trend is expected to prevail even this year.

Speaking to TVMnews, Minister Bartolo said that last year was a surprise, due to the fact that the numbers registered by Malta exceeded all expectations.

He said however that beyond these numbers, the Government is now focused on 2023, in order that recovery continues to increase even during this year.

This coming year we are seeing an increase of at least 5% over last year: this means we will be able to deliver opportunities of investment as well as offer a job opportunity for those who choose tourism as a career. Il-Ministru Clayton Bartolo

When asked what work will be done in order to reach these goals, the Chairman of the Malta Tourism Authority, Gavin Gulia, said that together with the quantity, quality was also all important.

In addition to rethinking and revitalizing the industry, we must also increase quality, numbers must go hand in hand with quality, because when this is done we will we are raising the level of the profile of the tourist who comes to our country, and this helps to increase the added value of our country in terms of tourism.

Dr Gavin Gulia

During the conference Minister Bartolo said that one of the Government’s goals for this year is to continue overcoming seasonality.

He said that in order to sustain the investments being made by tourist operators it is important that tourism is consistent throughout the year and not only during the summer.

Since 2019, tourist expenditure per capita in Malta had increased. In 2019 each tourist spent €807 during the holiday in Malta, while last year this increased to €880.

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More connectivity needed to reach 2019 levels

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) today presented the BOV Quarter 3 2022 Hotel Performance Survey as prepared by Deloitte at SeaView Hotel, Bugibba.   

On a cumulative basis, tourist arrivals for the first six months of the year reached 75% of 2019 levels, almost matching the same length of stay as in 2019. (Refer to attachment for detailed analysis) Indeed, the survey reveals a general positive trend of recovery for the first 6 months of this year across the Maltese hospitality sector.  A closer analysis however reveals that despite there was a registered increase in revenue, the GOP dropped, reflecting the rising costs in payroll and inflationary costs.

In this light, MHRA President Tony Zahra stated that, “such recovery is not only reflective of the resilient nature of the tourism sector but also reflective of the collective efforts made by all stakeholders including the Ministry of Tourism, the Malta Tourism Authority, AirMalta, the Malta International Airport, and the MHRA members.” The Deloitte survey highlights that as global economies started to bounce back from the pandemic over the past six months, Zahra emphasized that Malta has been successful to turbocharge our tourism and hospitality sector once more through also unconventional and innovative investment strategies.

Zahra however also remarked that “to further realize and sustain growth, investments should systematically cover the entire ecosystem – from destination readiness to tourist engagement in source markets; from distribution to regulations and human capital development.”  Mr Zahra stated that tourism stakeholders should consider new ways to reorient the next wave of investments to achieve sustainable growth. In this context, Mr Zahra referred to the restructuring programme which AirMalta is currently going through and reiterated MHRA’s mantra that AirMalta must keep flying. From a wider perspective, the MHRA President emphasized that, “more connectivity is needed to reach 2019 arrival levels.”

Zahra stated that the challenges are not yet over, and that the war in Ukraine has led to a global crisis namely in energy and food supplies. Accordingly, Zahra commended Government’s vision reflected in the National budget by investing a further 600 million euros to support families and businesses alike in facing such challenges, ensuring stability and support for further potential sustainable economic growth. 

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Carlo Micallef, Malta Tourism Authority CEO also addressed the seminar and highlighted the latest initiatives and marketing strategies which the Authority is currently spearheading. Mr Micallef remarked that MTA is anticipating that close to 2.2M tourists will visit Malta and Gozo, with Air Seating Capacity reaching up to 5.4M by the end of 2022.

Micallef added that that majority of airlines which operated in Summer 2022 will continue into Winter 2022/2023. Air Serbia to restart operating to Malta and direct flights to Stockholm will recommence by Ryanair. Mr Micallef concluded that Emirates will start operating daily flights as from this Winter too.

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During the panel discussion, Mr Clint Flores, Head of Environmental Sustainability and Governance (ESG), at Bank of Valletta stated that “There is No Planet B. We need Sustainable towns and cities”.

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International Tourism to Reach Pre-Pandemic Levels in 2024

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Following a strong 2023, international tourism is well on track to return to pre-pandemic levels in 2024.

According to the first UNWTO World Tourism Barometer of the year, international tourism ended 2023 at 88% of pre-pandemic levels , with an estimated 1.3 billion international arrivals . The unleashing of remaining pent-up demand, increased air connectivity, and a stronger recovery of Asian markets and destinations, are expected to underpin a full recovery by the end of 2024.

Middle East, Europe and Africa performed strongest in 2023

The latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer provides a comprehensive overview of the sector's performance in 2023, tracking recovery by global region, sub-region and destination. Key takeaways include:

  • The Middle East led recovery in relative terms as the only region to overcome pre-pandemic levels with arrivals 22% above 2019.
  • Europe , the world's most visited region, reached 94% of 2019 levels, supported by intra-regional demand and travel from the United States.
  • Africa recovered 96% of pre-pandemic visitors and Americas reached 90%.
  • Asia and the Pacific reached 65% of pre-pandemic levels following the reopening of several markets and destinations. However, performance is mixed, with South Asia already recovering 87% of 2019 levels and North-East Asia around 55%. 

International Tourist Arrivals (% change over 2019)

Available data shows several destinations, including both large, established destinations as well as small and emerging ones, reporting double-digit growth in international arrivals in 2023 when compared to 2019. Four sub-regions exceeded their 2019 arrival levels: Southern Mediterranean Europe, Caribbean, Central America and North Africa.

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili says: "The latest UNWTO data underscores tourism's resilience and rapid recovery, with pre-pandemic numbers expected by the end of 2024. The rebound is already having a significant impact on economies, jobs, growth and opportunities for communities everywhere. These numbers also recall the critical task of progressing sustainability and inclusion in tourism development"

International tourism hit US$1.4 trillion in 2023

The latest UNWTO data also highlights the economic impact of recovery.

  • International tourism receipts reached USD 1.4 trillion in 2023 according to preliminary estimates, about 93% of the USD 1.5 trillion earned by destinations in 2019.
  • Total export revenues from tourism (including passenger transport) are estimated at USD 1.6 trillion in 2023, almost 95% of the USD 1.7 trillion recorded in 2019.
  • Preliminary estimates on the economic contribution of tourism, measured in tourism direct gross domestic product (TDGDP) point to USD 3.3 trillion in 2023, or 3% of global GDP. This indicates a recovery of pre-pandemic TDGDP driven by strong domestic and international tourism.

Several destinations reported strong growth in international tourism receipts during the first ten to twelve months of 2023, exceeding in some cases growth in arrivals. Strong demand for outbound travel was also reported by several large source markets this period, with many exceeding 2019 levels.

The sustained recovery is also reflected in the performance of industry indicators. According to the UNWTO Tourism Recovery Tracker, both international air capacity and passenger demand recovered about 90% of pre-pandemic levels through October 2023 (IATA). Global occupancy rates in accommodation establishments reached 65% in November, slightly above 62% in November 2022 (based on STR data).

Looking Ahead to 2024

International tourism is expected to fully recover pre-pandemic levels in 2024, with initial estimates pointing to 2% growth above 2019 levels. This central forecast by UNWTO remains subject to the pace of recovery in Asia and to the evolution of existing economic and geopolitical downside risks.  

The positive outlook is reflected in the latest UNWTO Tourism Confidence Index survey, with 67% of tourism professionals indicating better or much better prospects for 2024 compared to 2023. Some 28% expect similar performance, while only 6% expect tourism performance in 2024 to be worse than last year. Key considerations include:

  • There is still significant room for recovery across Asia. The reopening of several source markets and destinations will boost recovery in the region and globally.
  • Chinese outbound and inbound tourism is expected to accelerate in 2024, due to visa facilitation and improved air capacity. China is applying visa-free travel for citizens of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Malaysia for a year to 30 November 2024.
  • Visa and travel facilitation measures will promote travel to and around the Middle East and Africa with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to implement a unified tourist visa, similar to the Schengen visa, and measures to facilitate intra-African travel in Kenya and Rwanda.
  • Europe is expected to drive results again in 2024. In March, Romania and Bulgaria will join the Schengen area of free movement, and Paris will host the Summer Olympics in July and August.
  • Strong travel from the United States, backed by a strong US dollar, will continue to benefit destinations in the Americas and beyond. As in 2023, robust source markets in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East, will continue to fuel tourism flows and spending around the world.
  • Economic and geopolitical headwinds continue to pose significant challenges to the sustained recovery of international tourism and confidence levels. Persisting inflation, high interest rates, volatile oil prices and disruptions to trade can continue to impact transport and accommodations costs in 2024.
  • Against this backdrop, tourists are expected to increasingly seek value for money and travel closer to home. Sustainable practices and adaptability will also play an increasing role in consumer choice. 
  • Staff shortages remain a critical issue, as tourism businesses face a shortfall in labor to cope with high demand.
  • The evolution of the Hamas-Israel conflict may disrupt travel in the Middle East and impact traveler confidence. Uncertainty derived from the Russian aggression against Ukraine as well as other mounting geopolitical tensions, continue to weigh on confidence.

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South Africa’s Tourism rising momentum continues

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The recent official release of international arrival figures by Statistics South Africa for January to December 2023 underscores the rising momentum of South Africa's tourism sector.

International tourist arrivals from January to December 2023 totalled 8.5 million, representing a remarkable 48.9% increase when compared with same period in 2022.

Africa continues to lead the Way

  • South Africa welcomed 6.4 million visitors from the rest of the African continent between January and December 2023, marking a significant 75.6% of all arrivals.
  • Zimbabwe and Kenya stood out for their remarkable growth, with Zimbabwe experiencing a 70.8% increase in tourist arrivals to South Africa when compared to 2022, totalling 2.1 million arrivals, while Kenya recorded a 99% surge when compared to 2022, reaching 42,403 arrivals for January to December 2023.

Strong Momentum from the Americas

  • Tourist arrivals from the Americas registered at 455,901 reflecting a 39.8% growth compared to the same period in 2022.
  • The United States of America saw 353,975 arrivals to South Africa, marking a 35% increase compared to 2022.

Strength in European Markets

  • From January to December 2023, South Africa saw 1.2 million tourist arrivals from Europe, a 38.2% increase compared to the same period in 2022.
  • The United Kingdom remains the top European source market with 356,160 tourists choosing South Africa, marking a 25.8% growth compared to 2022
  • Germany experienced a 41.6% increase in arrivals compared to 2022, amounting to 245,259 tourists
  • This was followed by the Netherlands which saw an increase of 45.5% when compared to 2022, amounting to 131,371 tourist arrivals between January and December 2023
  • Russia exhibited a dramatic growth of 74.7% when compared to 2022, contributing 28,357 arrivals in 2023

Noteworthy growth from the Asia markets

  • Asian markets also showed significant growth with a total 199,308 arrivals from the region, representing an astounding 69.1% when compared to the same period in 2022.
  • We welcomed 79,774 tourists from India, a 43.7% growth compared to 2022
  • Notably, we saw 37,164 arrivals from China, a massive 204.9% surge in 2023 when compared to 2022

Robust Gains in the Middle East

  • The Middle East saw a robust increase with 54,339 arrivals in the January to December 2023 period — a 33.7% growth when compared to the same period in 2022. South Africa received 16,351 arrivals from Saudi Arabia in 2023, marking an increase of 42.6% when compared to 2022
  • The United Arab Emirates saw 6,511 arrivals to South Africa, a remarkable 110% increase when compared to 2022

Minister of Tourism, Patricia de Lille expressed delight at the impressive numbers from the African continent and highlighted the strategic decisions that contributed to the growth in specific markets.

She adds “Kenya’s remarkable performance can be attributed to the strategic decision by government to simplify the visa regime in 2023 as well as targeted and effective insights-driven marketing campaigns”.

“This recovery can be attributed to consistent efforts to showcase South Africa as a welcoming, responsible tourism destination, highlighting experiences that align with intrepid, green economy conscious travellers,” the Minister said.

Minister de Lille emphasised the charm and magnetism of South Africa as a tourism destination, with specific mention of the reopening of the Chinese market and the resumption of direct flight routes in 2023.

Looking ahead, Minister de Lille emphasised the need to unlock barriers such as visa regulations and limited air access and airlift for sustained growth.

The Minister expressed commitment to working with partners and government colleagues to facilitate policy and regulation revisions.

In conclusion, minister de Lille thanked all visitors for choosing to visit South African and likewise thanks South Africans for their continuous hospitality and warm welcome to visitors, expressing optimism for sustained charm, attractiveness, and relentless tourism growth.

For further information, contact

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Tel: +27 825 520979 Email: [email protected] Website www.southafrica.net

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South Africa's tourism momentum continues with a 48.9% increase in 2023

I n a monumental surge, international tourist arrivals to South Africa for the period of January to December 2023 reached an impressive 8.5 million, boasting a remarkable 48.9% increase compared to the same timeframe in 2022.

Africa takes the lead

South Africa emerged as a prime destination, welcoming 6.4 million visitors from across the African continent, constituting a substantial 75.6% of all arrivals. Zimbabwe and Kenya particularly shone, with Zimbabwe experiencing a notable 70.8% increase in arrivals to South Africa, totaling 2.1 million visitors. Meanwhile, Kenya recorded a staggering 99% surge, reaching 42,403 arrivals for the January to December 2023 period.

Americas contributing strong momentum

Tourist arrivals from the Americas demonstrated robust growth, registering at 455,901, reflecting a significant 39.8% increase compared to the corresponding period in 2022. The United States of America led the pack with 353,975 arrivals, marking a substantial 35% growth from 2022.

European markets showcase strength

South Africa experienced a surge in European tourist arrivals, totaling 1.2 million for January to December 2023, representing a 38.2% increase compared to the same period in 2022. The United Kingdom remained the top European source market, contributing 356,160 tourists and showing a commendable 25.8% growth. Germany followed closely with a remarkable 41.6% increase, bringing in 245,259 tourists. The Netherlands and Russia also exhibited impressive growth, with increases of 45.5% and 74.7%, respectively.

Asia markets display noteworthy growth

The Asian markets demonstrated significant growth, contributing a total of 199,308 arrivals, showcasing an outstanding 69.1% increase from the same period in 2022. India led the way with 79,774 tourists, marking a 43.7% growth, while China experienced a massive surge of 204.9%, with 37,164 arrivals in 2023.

Robust gains in the Middle East

The Middle East witnessed a robust increase, with 54,339 arrivals in the January to December 2023 period, reflecting a substantial 33.7% growth compared to the corresponding period in 2022. Notably, South Africa received 16,351 arrivals from Saudi Arabia, marking a noteworthy 42.6% increase, while the United Arab Emirates saw a remarkable 110% increase with 6,511 arrivals compared to 2022.

South Africa's tourism industry celebrates these unprecedented figures, highlighting the nation's growing allure on the global stage.

Minister of Tourism, Patricia de Lille expressed delight at the impressive numbers from the African continent and highlighted the strategic decisions that contributed to the growth in specific markets.

She said: "Kenya’s remarkable performance can be attributed to the strategic decision by government to simplify the visa regime in 2023 as well as targeted and effective insights-driven marketing campaigns."

"This recovery can be attributed to consistent efforts to showcase South Africa as a welcoming, responsible tourism destination, highlighting experiences that align with intrepid, green economy conscious travellers," the Minister said.

Minister de Lille emphasised the charm and magnetism of South Africa as a tourism destination, with specific mention of the reopening of the Chinese market and the resumption of direct flight routes in 2023.

Looking ahead, Minister de Lille emphasised the need to unlock barriers such as visa regulations and limited air access and airlift for sustained growth.

The Minister also expressed commitment to working with partners and government colleagues to facilitate policy and regulation revisions.

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  • The Singapore Tourism Board said that this in line with its forecast, and was at 71% of 2019 levels, the last full year before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country.
  • Indonesia topped the ranking for the most amount of tourists to Singapore at 2.3 million, followed by China and Malaysia at 1.4 million and 1.1 million respectively.

International tourist arrivals to Singapore more than doubled in 2023, surging to 13.6 million compared to 2022's figure of 6.3 million .

The Singapore Tourism Board said this in line with its forecast, and was at 71% of 2019 levels, the last full year before the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country.

Indonesia topped the ranking for the most amount of tourists to Singapore at 2.3 million, followed by China and Malaysia at 1.4 million and 1.1 million respectively, according to STB data.

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"Other key markets that posted buoyant recovery included Australia, South Korea and USA," the tourism board added.

Longer stays

Separately, visitors also spent more time in Singapore compared to before the pandemic.

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The average length of stay in 2023 was approximately 3.8 days, compared to 3.4 days for the same period in 2019.

STB Chief Executive Melissa Ow said in the release: "The robust performance in 2023 signals a promising recovery for tourism, in line with increasing flight capacity and growth in international travel demand."

Tourism receipts are estimated to reach between 24.5 billion to 26 billion Singapore dollars ($18.28 billion to $19.4 billion) for the whole of 2023, surpassing STB's forecast of between SG$18 billion to SG$21 billion set out in 2023.

From January to September last year, tourism receipts across all spend categories have either exceeded or recovered close to pre-pandemic levels, compared with the same period in 2019.

Moving forward, STB expects the tourism sector to continue recovering, driven by improved global flight connectivity and capacity as well as the implementation of the mutual 30-day visa-free travel between China and Singapore.

As such, the tourism board forecasts that the international visitor arrivals to Singapore are expected to reach around 15 to 16 million, bringing in approximately SG$26 billion to SG$27.5 billion in tourism receipts.

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