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Smartphones are essential for Singapore travellers

Nurdianah Md Nur | Oct. 3, 2013
Smartphones provide them with access to online sources and enable them to share their experiences with others during and after their holiday.


Eight out of 10 Singapore travellers chose smartphones as their preferred gadget to accompany them on holidays, according to Visa's Global Travel Intentions Study 2013.

One reason for their preference is that the smartphone enables them to share their travel experiences with friends and family not only during, but also after their trips. The study found that 71 percent of them usually update the web with their adventures after returning from their holidays.

Smartphones also allows travellers to access online sources such as travel review, service provider and official tourism websites. Singapore travellers were found to use these sources to gather information (66 percent), plan trips (79 percent) and book independent travel (77 percent). This goes to show that such "online resources are becoming the first source of information for most Singapore travellers," said Ooi Huey Tyng, Visa country manager for Singapore and Brunei.

The Visa Global Travel Intentions Study 2013 harnessed opinions of 12,631 travellers aged 18 and above across 25 markets globally between November and December 2012. 


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