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Visitors Arrival Increase By 3.6 per cent For Jan-Nov 2018

Visitor’s arrivals to Fiji increased by 3.6 per cent from January to Novem­ber over the period of last year. The Provisional Visitor Arriv­als for November 2018 released by the Fiji
04 Jan 2019 13:38
Visitors Arrival Increase By 3.6 per cent For Jan-Nov 2018

Visitor’s arrivals to Fiji increased by 3.6 per cent from January to Novem­ber over the period of last year.

The Provisional Visitor Arriv­als for November 2018 released by the Fiji Bureau of Statistics (FBOS) noted an increase from 765, 454 to 793, 239 arrivals when compared with the correspond­ing period in 2017.

Despite this increase, Novem­ber arrivals experienced a 0.2 per cent decrease in the number of tourists visiting Fiji.

The provisional numbers pro­vided by the bureau showed that visitor arrival for November totalled 64, 989, which was a de­crease compared to the same pe­riod last year.

 

According to the provisional re­port, there were decreases in the number of visitors from the fol­lowing countries, Pacific Islands (down 557 or 11.5 per cent to 4290); Rest of Asia (down 421 or 21.7 per cent to 1520); China (down 407 or 12.7 per cent to 2794); the United Kingdom (down 98 or 7.9 per cent to 1145) and South Korea (down 72 or 9.3 per cent to 699).

Majority of visitors to Fiji from January to November of last year were mainly from the country’s traditional tourist source mar­kets, Australia (142 or 0.5 per cent to 29, 828) and New Zealand (417 or 3.4% to 12, 631).

Other visitors increase record­ed were from USA (448 or 6.9 per cent to 6913), Japan (299 or 75.9 per cent to 693), Canada (70 or 7.0 per cent to 1063) and Continental Europe (56 or 1.8 per cent to 3092).

The data showed that 75.5 per cent came to Fiji for holiday pur­poses, 10.1 % came to visit their friends or relatives, 3.6% came for business purpose while 10.8% visited Fiji for other reasons.

The majority of the visitors to Fiji in November 2018 were in the of 25 to 64 (65.3 per cent), which accounted for the vast majority working age population.

Visitors by occupation

The top 5 Occupational Groups for visitors engaged in gainful employment in their home coun­tries are as follows;

1) Technician and Related Work­ers – 7414

2) Professional Workers – 13, 382

3)Clerical Workers- 2,364

4) Legislators – 9,177

5) Service Workers – 3,671

Visitors who are not in the la­bour force were categorised into two major groups. The categories and numbers are as follows;

1) Retirees, Housewives, Chil­dren & Others – 12,631

2) Students – 11,119

Graphical comparisions of visitor arrivals by country for the month November 2018 and 2017.

Graphical comparisions of visitor arrivals by country for the month November 2018 and 2017.

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