July visitor arrival breaks record

Inosi Cabealawa (left) with Jone Raiyawa and Meli Tokalau greet Australian tourists Beverly Harrison and Kate Hewitt at the Port of Lautoka during the arrival of Pacific Explorer on Monday, August 15, 2022. Picture: SITERI SAUVAKACOLO

July has broken the record this year with 78,638 tourist arrivals into the country, compared with 62,130 in June.

The Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport stated in a release yesterday that this brought Fiji’s July 2019 pre-COVID tourism recovery to 81.6 per cent. 37,005 Australians came to Fiji in July compared with 36,799 in July 2019, with a 100 per cent recovery of the Aussie market.

A total of 25,237 New Zealanders and 9295 USA nationals came to Fiji in July, bringing the year-to-date tourist arrival number to 284,167.

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