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Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Quarterly Tourism Monitor by the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA) reveals the international visitor arrivals to 27 Asia Pacific destinations in Q2 2017 shows a healthy combination of inbound total of 83.7m over the same period.
PATA says that Japan led all other nationalities in Northeast Asia with year-on-year growth of 21.1 percent.
The international visitors to South Korea has registered ‘a significant decline in this period’ which is down 32.6% . A big fall that was mainly due to the huge decline in visitor arrivals from China – down -65.7%.
South Asia reported a year-on-year growth of +18.2%, driven mainly by a gain of IVAs to India (+22.4%) and Vietnam, within this region – outperformed its rival regional peers in terms of percentage growth.
According to PATA, the destination witnessed a noteworthy rise of arrivals from its largest key source market, Northeast Asia, of 45.3%.
Northern Marianas has dominated the Pacific region with a solid growth of 41 percent for the quarter, boosted by strong traffic from Northeast Asia.
Within Asia and the Pacific, Thailand remained the top of the chart with 1.1million visitor arrivals from Europe. Thailand is reporting an 8.6 percent increase during 2Q2017.
Indonesia also experienced a solid growth of 19.4% from the European market, making it the strongest destination in South East Asia in percentage growth terms.