Fiji Reports Highest Arrivals Since 2006

Fiji’s international visitor arrival figures have continued to climb, with figures released by Tourism Fiji for April 2010 showing a 13.2 percent increase over the corresponding period in 2009.
 
Fiji saw a total of 44,496 international visitors throughout the month compared with the 39,302 figure recorded for the same period in 2009. The 44,496 figure represents Fiji’s strongest April performance since 2006 when it welcomed  42,860 international visitors.
 
The April result brings total numbers for the first four months of this year to 171,438 for the four-month period, that figure eclipsing the 2009 result of 139,642 by 22.8 percent.
 
Australian visitor figures again showed the strongest result, increasing 19.6 per cent to reach 22,421. This compares with the 17,906 figure recorded for the same period in 2009.
 
Figures from New Zealand also improved with arrivals for the month increasing from 5684 to 6320, an increase of 11.2 percent.
 
U.S. figures were also up, increasing 26.2 percent from 3,526 to 4,450.

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