Fiji records 5.1% growth in tourists in the first quarter of this year

Published on : Wednesday, July 25, 2018

destination-fiji-islands1In the first quarter of this year, tourist arrivals to Fiji recorded a 5.1 per cent growth compared to the same period last year, with India exhibiting the fastest growth by 27.8 per cent.

This news was reported in the South Pacific Tourism Organization’s (SPTO) quarterly review of tourist arrivals to the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) for the first quarter of 2018.

Fiji witnessed a total of 171,504 tourist arrivals during the first quarter of this year. Growth was further boosted by increasing arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Europe China, Pacific Islands, Other Asia and other countries over the twelve months. Fiji had seen a total of 220,745 tourist arrivals during the December Quarter of 2017.

In terms of tourist shares, Australia and New Zealand continued to dominate arrivals to Fiji with 41.1 per cent and 15.8 per cent shares, respectively. USA was behind at 11% with China at 8.3 cent. Arrivals from Pacific Islands edged closely at 8.2 per cent.


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