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Integrated Resorts and Tourism: A Singapore Perspective

@ Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism

Online ISSN: 2710-6519

Joan C. Henderson 


There has been growing interest on the part of government and industry around the world in integrated resorts where casinos are one part of larger visitor attractions. This paper discusses the case of Singapore within the context of wider trends. The city state has two such complexes which opened in 2010 and a review of their performance suggests some financial success, but also existing and future challenges to surmount. Although there is evidence of an initial boost to international arrivals, this appears to have diminished and there is uncertainty about longer term effects on tourism. Despite possible shortcomings, the Singapore model merits examination and yields insights and lessons of more general applicability. 

Keywords: Casinos, integrated resorts, Singapore, tourism