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Foreign-worker limits could hurt Singapore tourism plans

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  • Writer: Nalin Viboonchart
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Singapore for years has set ambitious targets to increase tourist numbers and spending, but government limits on foreign workers may make it hard for the tourism industry to reach its targets, according to the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). 

Around 67% of all workers in Singapore are in the service sector, including tourism.

Tourism-related industries, such as retail sales, hotels and restaurants, as well as gaming, account for 5-6% of the city-state’s gross domestic product (GDP), said Ashlynn Loo, area director for Thailand and Myanmar of the STB.

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