Fiji international arrivals up 4.5% in May-2018

    Fiji Bureau of Statistics reported (15-Jun-2018) visitor arrivals for May-2018 rose 4.5% year-on-year to 67,290. Visitors arriving for holiday purposes accounted for 76.3% of total arrivals, 8.4% came to visit their friends or relatives, 3.6% came for business purposes, while 11.7% visited Fiji for other reasons. Key source market highlights:

    • Australia: 29,730, +6.0%;
    • New Zealand: 14,383, -0.6%;
    • US: 7059, +17.6%;
    • Pacific Islands: 3725, -6.4%;
    • China: 3447, -1.5%;
    • Continental Europe: 3013, +14.9%;
    • Rest of Asia: 2460, +15.7%;
    • UK: 1239, +4.2%;
    • Canada: 834, -20.9%;
    • South Korea: 598, -6.6%;
    • Japan: 391, -11.3%. [more – original PR]