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Tourism Fiji Celebrates Bumper Arrivals In July

Tourism Fiji Celebrates Bumper Arrivals In July
Tourism Fiji
August 29
14:51 2018

Fiji’s annual visitor arrival numbers for the month of July reached a new high of 95,061.

This a 5.5 per cent increase when compared to 90,108 for the same period last year, as reported by the Fiji Bureau of Statistics in their July release.

The increase in visitor arrivals for the month of July was contributed to the strong performance in Australia (three per cent), New Zealand (eight per cent), Canada (27 per cent), Europe (13 per cent), China (1.1 per cent) and Rest of Asia (15 per cent).

As expected, the number of Japanese visitors increased to 1,736 for the month of July following the commencement of the new Fiji Airways service from Nadi to Narita Airport.

This represents a significant 208 per cent increase when compared to July 2017.

For the Financial Year 2017/18 Fiji achieved a new record of 859,133 visitor arrivals over the 12-month period.

This represented an increase of 4.8 per cent over the previous year.

“With two cyclones in April earlier this year, FY 2017/18 was not without its challenges and we are very pleased to finish the financial year with such strong results,” said Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources Faiyaz Koya.

“I would like to thank the tourism industry for continuing to deliver such world-class experiences for our visitors that has enabled Fiji to attract more international visitors to the country than ever before.

“Through the Fijian tourism industry’s support, Tourism Fiji was able to deliver an exhaustive schedule of marketing and promotional activities across our markets and look forward to another fantastic year ahead.”

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