Fijian tourism industry continues to perform well
January 10, 2019 7:05 am
The Fijian tourism industry continues to perform well as the country’s largest foreign exchange earner.
This comes as tourism earnings for 2018 stood at $1.9 billion.
From January to November last year, total arrivals recorded were 793,239.
For the first time ever, in July last year – visitor arrivals exceeded the 95 thousand mark for a given month, which is unprecedented.
In 2017, Fiji received a record of 842,884 visitor arrivals, which was a 6.4 percent increase from 2016.
Minister responsible, Premila Kumar says this has set Fiji on the path and paved the way for yet another record-breaking year in terms of visitor arrivals.
Kumar says the upward trend is impressive, given the competitiveness of the global tourism industry in today’s economic climate.
She adds that this is a testament to the quality visitor experience of the destination and continued efforts to build demand for the destination, including in emerging markets.
Investment Fiji has also reported an additional 28 tourism projects registered in 2018 valued at over $230 million and potential employment for more than 1,800 Fijians.
The Minister says this is a clear indication of investor confidence in the sector and the expected growth over the next few years.
The Minister also highlights that in line with the Fiji Tourism 2021 Plan, Government through the Ministry would like to keep the industry on track to achieve its $2.2 billion target.