Hotel occupancy rates in Singapore rose last month to the highest level in nearly six years, as tourism recovers in the city-state after the government eased measures to combat the Corona virus.
And Bloomberg News Agency, citing data released by the Singapore Tourism Board, reported that the average hotel occupancy rate in June amounted to 238.32 Singapore dollars (171), the highest level since September 2016.
This represents a 63 percent increase from a year earlier, when quarantine rules were still in place.
Last April, Singapore became one of the largest regional economies to announce that it would end all testing for incoming vaccinated travelers as the government ramped up efforts to coexist with COVID-19.
The boom in conferences and major events also attracted visitors, and Singapore Tourism Board data showed an almost 12-fold increase in arrivals in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period a year ago.