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Increase in hotel occupancy rate

January 8, 2018 4:22 am

Provisional figures released by the Fiji Bureau of Statistics shows an increase in hotel occupancy rate for the third quarter of last year.

Statistics show the room occupancy rate increased by fifty-seven point four percent which is an increase of zero point five percent compared to 2016.

The bed occupancy rate also rose by fifty-two point two percent.

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Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association President, Dixon Seeto says the increase in accommodation shows the increased number of visitor arrivals.

“This is a very encouraging trend that we are experiencing an increase in the number of visitors that are coming to Fiji. It’s been a good year for the tourism industry and the forecast is for better things to come.”

However, a large number of visitors from Australia stayed in the Coral Coast, Nadi and the Mamanuca area.

Visitors from USA mostly stayed in the Northern Division including Kadavu, while Suva had the highest number of visitors from Japan and other Pacific Islands.

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