Taylor Swift’s next world tour, ‘The Eras,’ kicks off in August this year as the mega superstar plans to perform on five continents over a year-long trip. Singapore is the only Asian stop other than Japan, expected to host more than 200,000 fans in six shows in Singapore in March 2024.
Heavy Economic Activity Expected As Stars Make Their Way to Singapore
As Taylor Swift fans line up to attend the show, the island expects a boost in its economic activity before and during the tour week.
Whether they’re based in Singapore or the nearby regions, the tour will attract fans who have already planned their visit to the country.
Taylor Swift fans are head over heels trying to secure a ticket starting from $108.
Later in July, Jacky Cheung is scheduled to appear in 11 concerts at the Indoor Stadium in Singapore. Fans flock in to buy the tickets to the shows that have been mostly sold out. The tickets start at $330.
‘Swifties’ are Keen On Grabbing a Spot to Watch their Favorite Star Perform Live
Nicole Ng, a fan from Malaysia, expects to watch Taylor Swift perform live in Singapore for the first time. For fans like Nicole, setting a budget for a visit to Singapore is secondary as she is a diehard Taylor Swift fan. Luckily, Singapore is probably the only tour location she can afford.
Julian Fernandes, another fan from Malaysia, also wanted to fly to Singapore to watch the concert, but the shows were already sold out. He had previously visited Singapore to watch rock bands, spending from RM 3,000 to RM 5,000 on each trip.
Exclusive Hospitality Packages to Accompany Concert Bookings
Marina Bay Sands is Singapore’s official presenting partner for Taylor Swift concerts. In the last two years, it has provided many opportunities to add to the entertainment packages for tourists, resulting in sold-out shows.
The MBS announced a recent music festival featuring David Tao, Ellie Goulding, J Balvin, and many other big names from the global music fraternity. The same company will collaborate with Live Nation music promoter for the July-August tour to showcase artists like
- Sabrina Carpenter
- The 1975
- The Strokes
Singapore to Lead the Asian Market as an Entertainment Destination
The country continues to climb up as the major entertainment destination in Asia as Agoda, a digital travel platform, observed a more than 8 times increase in Singapore accommodations citing Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres World Tour in January 2024.
Fans from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, the USA, India, Vietnam, and Australia are likely to attend the concert.
Regional Associate Vice President of South East Asia, Enric Casal, believes that music is a powerful motivator for traveling and that Singapore can make the most of the opportunities to boost its economy.
Perhaps, it’s a good time for investing in Singapore businesses and property too.
Singapore Tourism Board Actively Involved to Add Vibrancy and Promote Tourism in the Country
The Singapore Tourism Board Director for Attractions, Entertainment, and Tourism, Ms. Ashlynn Loo, mentioned how the board works closely with the event organizers to add vibrancy and attraction to maintain the landscape and consolidate the country’s position as a leisure travel destination.
The strategic location and vibrant business culture have always helped the country to capture high-quality international events. The country’s lifestyle offers something to people of all age groups and cultural belongings, and the public interest has kept rising ever since the drop during the pandemic years.
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