Increase in visitor arrivals
19 July, 2017, 6:01 pm
Update: 6:01PM A TOTAL of 76,598 visitors arrived into the country last month, which was an increase of 4 per cent compared with the same period last year.
This also increased compared with the 64,367 visitors
recorded in May this year.
The Provisional Visitor Arrivals for June, 2017
released by the Fiji Bureau of Statistics stated that the record numbers were
mainly attributed to the increasing number of visitors from New Zealand, US,
Asia, China and the Pacific Islands, when compared with last June.
Visitors arriving for holiday purposes or tourist
accounted for 75.6 per cent, dominating the total visitor arrivals.
This was followed by those who came to visit their
friends or relatives at 9.4 per cent, 2.9 per cent of the total visitors came
for business purposes while 12.1 per cent visited Fiji for other reasons.
Visitor statistics are released monthly using data
sourced from the Immigration System.