South Pacific’s tropical island welcomes the least international travellers

Published on : Thursday, August 24, 2017

Tuvalu IslandLast year, a tropical island based in South Pacific welcomed 2,000 international tourists thereby making it the least-visited nation across the world, as per data released by the World Tourism Organization.


The island, known as Tuvalu comprises about three reef islands and six atolls, situated in the Pacific Ocean, between Australia and Hawaii.


It is close to other countries like American Samoa, Fiji and Vanuatu. Its main island is the narrow Fongafale Islet measuring about 2.8 square kilometers. The Islet boasts of a long airstrip wherein a scarce amount of travellers visiting in this region can land.


Visitors would be able to reach this island via Air Fiji flights, touching down in an array of palm-tree lined beaches. This area is the habitat of about 10,000 people.


A fresh report from the UNWTO reveals that Tuvalu had welcomed only 2,000 international tourists in the year 2016 that is the lowest of all the nations with recorded data. The nation that saw the maximum visitor arrivals, France had recorded as about 83 million tourists followed by the US with 76 million.


The tourism organization of Tuvalu noted that the visitors to the country would be able to locate a collection of atoll people who love preserving their indigenous culture, through a vast range of music, dance, arts and crafts.


But then, Tuvalu is confronting with threats of rising sea levels and climate change.



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