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More than 700, 000 tourist arrivals in 2018

January 9, 2019 9:08 am

A total of 793, 239 visitor arrivals were recorded from January to November last year.

Tourism Minister Premila Kumar says this is a 3.6% increase over the same period in 2017.

Kumar says for the first time in July 2018, visitor arrivals to Fiji exceeded the 95, 000 mark for a given month and this is unprecedented.

She says in terms of earning, Fiji has achieved a record of $1.9billion last year.

Kumar adds the upward trend is impressive given the competitiveness of the global tourism industry in today’s economic climate and is a testament to the quality visitor experience of the destination.

She says in line with the Fiji Tourism 2021 plan, they would like to keep the industry on track to achieving its $2.2billion target.

The Minister adds Tourism Fiji has set an ambitious programme of events and activities for 2019 which was well received by the industry partners and this will continue to drive demand for the destination and they are excited to see their plans unfold during the year.