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February 24, 2008

Youth games expected to boost industry

Singapore hosting the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010 is seen as a boost for the city-state’s hospitality industry, a Channel News Asia report said.

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has forecast the Games to generate a minimum of 180,000 visitor nights for Singapore. The figure is higher than the visitor nights generated when Singapore hosted the IMF/World Bank meeting in 2006. Besides, the scrutiny from the international media is expected to help the nation get extra coverage worldwide.

In 2005, Singapore last hosted the 117th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in 2005, which brought in $24 million into the economy. Now the STB anticipates an even greater benefit from the Youth Olympic Games, a larger scale event.

"The number of visitor arrivals for the Games itself, will be somewhere, we are estimating between 15,000 if you include the athletes, all of the IOC officials, media and spectators. So that in itself is a very large event, but I think what we will see is an increase in arrivals between now and 2010 in the leadup to the Games," CAN quoted Catherine McNabb, Director, Strategic Clusters, STB, as saying.

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