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International Visitors Arrival - June 2019

 

OVERVIEW

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The total international visitor1 by air accounted for 58% of all international visitor arrivals to Vanuatu. Visitors by air increased by less than 1% over corresponding month in 2018 and also increased by 27% over previous month. The increase was attributed by the increase in visitor arrivals to Vanuatu for holiday purposes

Cruise ship or day visitors decreased by 22% compared to June 2018 but increased by 1% over the previous month. This was attributed by the fall in number of cruise ship visit which went down from 6 ships in June 2018 to 4 cruise ships in June 2019.

Average Length of stay

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Holiday visitors made up 79% of all international visitor arrivals to Vanuatu; followed by visiting friends and relatives at 8%, others, education or sports at 7%,visitors on business, meetings or conferences at 6% while visitors on stop over at less than 1%.

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Australian visitors accounted for 52% of all international visitors by air followed by New Zealand at 15%, New Caledonia at 10%, Europe at 8%, other pacific countries at 6%, China at 4%, other countries at 3%, North America at 2% and Japan at less than 1%.

  Provincial Summary of Indicators

 Sanma received the highest number of visitors at 39%, followed by Tafea province at 35%.
 Visitors who travelled to outer islands spent an average of 5 days.

 

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