PATA forecasts international visitor arrivals up 6% to 728m in 2019

    Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) reported (19-Mar-2019) Asia Pacific international visitor arrivals forecast for 2019. Details includes:

    • International visitor arrivals: 728.4 million, +5.8% year-on-year;
      • Top three destinations in growth rate:
        • Vietnam: 18.2 million, +15.7%;
        • Laos: 4.7 million, +14.8%;
        • Papua New Guinea: 282,000, +11.2%;
      • Top origin markets with more than one million international visitor arrivals increase:
        • China: 132.5 million, +6.6%;
        • Hong Kong: 107.2 million, +5.7%;
        • South Korea: 36.1 million, +10.4%;
        • Malaysia: 14.8 million, +12.2%;
        • Singapore: 20.2 million, +7.4%;
        • Germany: 12.6 million, +10.1%;
        • Canada: 28.6 million, +3.6%;
    • Visitor receipts:
      • Top four destinations in growth rate:
        • Macau: USD10.1 billion, +14.5%;
        • Thailand: USD69.1 billion, +13.7%;
        • Maldives: USD3.9 billion, +12.8%;
        • China: USD171.1 billion, +11.5%;
      • Top five destinations in volume increase:
        • China: USD171.1 billion, +11.5%;
        • US: USD230.3 billion, +4.5%;
        • Thailand: USD69.2 billion, +13.7%;
        • Japan: USD44.2 billion, +5.8%;
        • Malaysia: USD30.1 billion, +7.1%.