Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bangkok-bound tourists heading to Singapore instead

Tourists who are put off by the Bangkok floods are choosing to come to Singapore for their year-end vacation instead.

Travel agencies and hotels say they have seen a spike in the number of visitors - especially from China, Vietnam, India and Indonesia - since Thailand was hit by floods in mid-October.

This bodes well for the tourism industry here.

Ms Alicia Seah, CTC Travel's senior vice-president for marketing and public relations, said her agency has seen a rise of about 15 per cent - an estimated 200 more visitors - compared with the fourth quarter of last year. She put it down to the Bangkok factor.

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