Sentosa Island has reported almost two-thirds of its pre-pandemic visitor volume and should recover to pre-pandemic numbers in “one to two years”, the CEO of the public entity responsible for the tourist island told Asia Gaming Brief.
“Sentosa received about 19 million annual visitors before the pandemic. Now it has reported between 60 to 70 per cent of that amount,” said the CEO of Sentosa Development Corporation, Thien Kwee Eng, in an interview during the Trip.com Global Partner Summit held in Sentosa, Singapore.
Marina Bay Sands, expansion, MBS, Las Vegas Sands, Sentosa, Saingapore, Visitor Volume The 1,236-acre island resort off the southern coast of Singapore currently holds 14 hotels and the Resorts World Sentosa, which features the Universal Studios Singapore theme park and one of Singapore’s two casinos, the other being in Marina Bay Sands.
Asked how the Sentosa administration intends to boost the volume of visitors from Greater China and overseas, Thien highlighted there was confidence in the recovery of the tourism industry in Singapore.
“Pre-covid we were doing about 19 million in terms of total visitors, with overseas visitors accounting for 15 million. Right now we see a possible full recovery in one to two years. There are quite a few major plans we are preparing,” the SDC CEO pointed out.
Source: Asia Gaming Brief