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International Visitors Arrival - February 2020




The total international visitor by air accounted for 29% of all international visitor arrivals to Vanuatu. Visitors by air increased by 13% over corresponding month in 2019 but fell by 45% over the previous month. The increase over the corresponding period was attributed to the rise in the number of arrivals for holiday purposes.

Cruise ship or day visitors made up 71% of total international visitors to Vanuatu. Day Visitors has increased by 67% compared to February 2019 but fell by 54% over the previous month. The increase was attributed to the number of cruise ship visits from 4 in February 2019 to 9 cruise ships in February 2020.

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Holiday visitors made up 71% of all international visitor arrivals to Vanuatu; followed by others, education and sports at 11%, business, meetings or conferences at 8%, Visiting Friends and relatives at 7%, while Stop-over visitors accounted for 2%.


Australian visitors accounted for 46% of all international visitors by air followed by New Caledonia at 19%, Europe and Other Pacific Countries at 9% each, New Zealand at 8%, Other Countries and North America also shared 3% each,China at 2% and Japan at 1%.


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