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International Visitors Arrival - April 2019

 

OVERVIEW

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The total international visitor1 by air accounted for 49% of all international visitor arrivals to Vanuatu. Visitors by air increased by 3% over corresponding month in 2018 and 34% over the previous month. This increase was attributed by the increase in visitor arrivals to Vanuatu for holiday purposes.

Cruise ship or day visitors decreased by 65% compared to April 2018 and also fell by 20% over the previous month. This was attributed by the fall in number of cruise ship visit which went down by more than half from 12 ships in April 2018 to 5 cruise ships in April 2019.

 

Average Length of stay

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International visitors by air spent an average of 10 days in Vanuatu. This is a decrease of 1 day compared to April 2018 but increased by 1 day over the previous month. Japan visitors spent an average of 16 days in Vanuatu while visitors from Australia, Other countries and New Caledonia spent an average of less than 10 days.

  Provincial Summary of Indicators

 Tanna Island received the highest number of visitors at 35%; followed by visitors to Santo  Island at 31%.(see table 7)

 

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