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International Visitors Arrival - May 2019

 

OVERVIEW

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The total international visitor1 by air accounted for 53% of all international visitor arrivals to Vanuatu. Visitors by air fell by 6% over corresponding month in 2018 and also by 11% over the previous month. This decrease was attributed by the fall in visitor arrivals to Vanuatu for holiday purposes.

Cruise ship or day visitors decreased by 55% compared to May 2018 and also fell by 23% over the previous month. This was attributed by the fall in number of cruise ship visit which went down by more than half from 10 ships in May 2018 to 4 cruise ships in May 2019.

 

Average Length of stay

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International visitors by air spent an average of 16 days in Vanuatu. This is an increase of 6 days compared to May 2018 and also by 6 days over the previous month. Visitors from other countries spent an average of 35 days in Vanuatu while visitors from Japan and New Caledonia spent an average of less than 10 days.

  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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