You are here

Chinese tourist arrivals slump; quick rebound not expected

MH370's disappearance, Thai crisis, new China tourism laws, recent crashes dent travel confidence

Dwindling numbers: Tourist arrivals from China dived 14 per cent in the first quarter of this year, and anecdotal evidence from industry players for the second quarter is not encouraging. - PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI/THE STRAITS TIMES

[SINGAPORE] Big-spending tourists from China are becoming a less common sight here, and this could put a dent on the Republic's tourism earnings And the falling number of tourists to Singapore from China could take at least another half a year to recover, according to travel agencies.