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International Visitors Arrival - September 2019




The total international visitor1 by air accounted for 60% of all international visitor arrivals to Vanuatu. Visitors by air increased by 2% over corresponding month in 2018 but fell by 5% over previous month. The increase over the corresponding year was attributed to the increase in visitor arrivals to Vanuatu for holiday purposes.

Cruise ship or day visitors decreased by 61% compared to September 2018 and also fell by 8% over the previous month. This was attributed to the fall in number of cruise ship visits from 10 in September 2018 to 5 cruise ships in September 2019.

Average Length of stay


Holiday visitors made up 83% of all international visitor arrivals to Vanuatu; followed by visiting friends and relatives and others, education or sports at 6% each, visitors on business, meetings or conferences at 5% while visitors on stop over at less than 1%.


Australian visitors accounted for 59% of all international visitors by air followed by New Zealand at 13%, New Caledonia at 9%, Europe at 6%, China at 4%, Other pacific countries at 3%, other countries and North America at 2% each and Japan at 1%.

  Provincial Summary of Indicators

Sanma received the highest number of visitors at 41%, followed by Tafea province at 38%.

Visitors who travelled to outer islands spent an average of 6 days.





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