Global context

International tourism expenditure (US$bn)22.1
Global rank for international tourism expenditure12
Number of outbound visits (m)21.1
Most visited destinationMalaysia
Most visited destination in Western EuropeUnited Kingdom

Key demographic and economic data

Population (m)5.6
GDP per capita PPP (US$)79,620
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)4.7
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)2.0

Inbound visits to Britain

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Seasonality (Share of visits)

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Access to Britain from Singapore

Weekly aircraft departures46
Weekly seat capacity16,393
Airports with direct routes in Singapore1
Airports with direct routes in Britain2
  • There are 46 direct, non-stopping flight departures to Britain a week, with a total capacity of 16,393 seats a week*
  • One airport in Singapore serves two British airports (Manchester and London Heathrow)*
  • The current rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Singapore is £75

*2016 data