The Macau Metro Monitor, November 15, 2011
S'PORE PRIVATE HOME SALES FALL IN OCT Channel News Asia
The number of Singapore private homes sold in October went down by 14.9%. The Urban Redevelopment Authority showed 1,387 private units were sold in October, 244 units lower than September's.
PACKAGE TOURS AND HOTEL OCCUPANCY RATE FOR SEPTEMBER 2011 DSEC
Visitor arrivals in package tours soared by 60.6% YoY to 597,903 in September 2011. Visitors from Mainland China (422,292); Taiwan (45,138); Hong Kong (32,106) and the Republic of Korea (26,206) surged by 88.9%, 54.7%, 38.7% and 78.7% respectively. On the contrary, visitors from Japan (19,085) decreased by 31.7%.
At the end of September 2011, number of available guest rooms of hotels and guest-houses totaled 22,407, up by 2,561 rooms (+12.9%) YoY, with that of 5-star hotels accounting for 63.8% of the total. The average length of stay decreased by 0.04 nights to 1.5 nights.