Singapore aims to increase delegate numbers by 2005

Singapore is aiming to boost its C&I visitor numbers by almost 50% over the next two years. Last year saw 1.25m delegates arrive in the island city, and the hope is that this figure will increase to 1.8m by the end of 2005. The Singapore Tourist Board’s "Make It Singapore" campaign – which aims to attract large events – is seen as integral to this. Area director for Northern and Western Europe Seok Chin Poh said: "We see our target as a realistic one. Our campaign has already resulted in several new and large-scale confirmed events." These include the 17th International Olympic Committee meeting in 2005, expected to attract 5,000 participants.

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