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International Visitors Arrival -October 2019




The total international visitor by air accounted for 46% of all international visitor arrivals to Vanuatu. Visitors by air increased by 5% over corresponding month in 2018 but fell by 7% over 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 fell by 20% compared to October 2018 but increased by 67% over the previous month. This increase was attributed to the increase in number of cruise ship visits from 5 in September 2019 to 7 cruise ships in October 2019.

Average Length of stay


Holiday visitors made up 81% of all international visitor arrivals to Vanuatu; followed by business, meetings or conferences, visiting friends and relatives and others, education or sports at 6% each, while visitors on stop-over at 1%.


Australian visitors accounted for 52% of all international visitors by air followed by New Zealand at 14%, New Caledonia at 12%, Europe at 7%, other pacific countries at 5%, China at 4%, North America at 3%, other countries at 2% and Japan at 1%.

  Provincial Summary of Indicators

Sanma received the highest number of visitors at 42%, followed by Tafea province at 36%.
Visitors who travelled to outer islands spent an average of 6 days.





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