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78k Tourist Arrivals in July

“Based on the 2019 International Visitor Survey, which showed $3300 spent per tourist, 78K tourists translates to a $257M boost to our visitor economy,” Mr Hill said.
17 Aug 2022 15:43
78k Tourist Arrivals in July
Tourism Fiji Chief Executive Officer Brent Hill.

Fiji’s tourist arrivals for July were 87 per cent of its 2019 statistics, it has been revealed. According to Tourism Fiji, visitor arrivals were 78,000 last month, which was a record high.

In June, Fiji received 62,130 according to the Fiji Bureau of Statistics, which was almost 73 per cent of June 2019 results.

The June statistics were 30 per cent up from May. And still, there is more to do, Tourism Fiji Chief Executive Officer, Brent Hill, said.

According to Trading Economics, tourist arrivals in Fiji’s visitor arrivals were projected to trend around 125,000 in 2023.

 

“Based on the 2019 International Visitor Survey, which showed $3300 spent per tourist, 78K tourists translates to a $257m boost to our visitor economy,” Mr Hill said.

“It is fantastic to see these results, and is the culmination of a lot of hard work by the collective industry – from TF and FJ to our hotels and tourism experiences, supported by the Fijian Govt, everyone is working hard globally to grow the awareness and exposure of Fiji and to continue to attract tourists – and its great reward for effort to see these kind of numbers.

“We’re really pleased to see that we have had more Australians in Fiji than at any time in our history – that is really special.”

 

Other Markets

“Also rewarding was the hard work in growing the United States of America market paying off,” Mr Hill said.

“New Zealand has grown spectacularly which is exciting and again the result of some great work across the tourism industry and team there,” he said.

“These numbers are remarkable; well above forecast and well above what any of the consultancy and industry bodies had forecast.”

 

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