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International Arrival Statistics (IAS) - FEBRUARY 2017



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International visitor's arrival by air made up 23% of total visitors to Vanuatu in February 2017. Visitor arrivals by air stood at 5,610, an increase of 31% over February 2016, but decreased by (-37%) over the previous month. The decrease was reflected by the fall in number of visitors who arrived for holidays.

In February 2017, 15% or 1 in 6 visitors by air also traveled to outer islands.

Cruise ship or day visitors made up 77% or 18,628 of total international visitors to Vanuatu in February 2017, showing a decrease of (-42%) over the same month in 2016 and (-41%) over the previous month. The decline in day visitors was attributable to a decrease in the number of cruise in February 2017.


• In February 2017, Tafea Province received 41% of visitors arriving by air, followed by Sanma Province at 37%.
• Visitors travelling to outer islands spent an average of 6 days.

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