26.4% growth in visitor arrivals

Honiara International Airport.

International arrivals into the country has reached 14,648 in total for 2018 second quarter making an upturn of 26.4 per cent growth says the National Statistics Office.

Government Statistician, Douglas Kimi, while releasing the figures for the second quarter of this year said the increase of 26.4 percent compared to the 1st quarter of 2018, and the same quarter a year ago marks a 13.2 percent increase.

Mr. Kimi stated that returning residents made up 51 per cent of arrivals for second quarter of 2018 followed by visitors with 48 per cent of arrivals and the remaining 1 per cent were intending residents.

Visitor arrivals for the second quarter increased by 11.5 per cent to 7021 visitors, compared to the first quarter of 2018 figure of 6200 and 96 visitors.

Mr Kimi said there was a 9.3 per cent increase in visitors’ arrivals from second quarter 2017 to second quarter 2018.

“Visitor arrivals for the second quarter increased by 11.5 per cent to 7,021 visitors, compared to the first quarter 2018 figure of 6,296 visitors,” he said.

“Visitor arrivals by month showed that June recorded the highest number of arrivals in the second quarter of 2018 with 2,768 visitors. This was followed by month of April with a total of 2,250 visitors and May the least with 2,003 visitors.”

 

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