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Tourist arrivals in the Pacific from Asia up 76.6%: SPTO

Tourist arrivals in the Pacific from Asia up 76.6%:  SPTO
Tourist arrivals in the Pacific from Asia up 76.6%: SPTO
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The Research and Statistics Division of SPTO published its ‘Quarterly Review of Tourist Arrivals in Pacific Island Countries for the Fourth Quarter of 2017’.

“Arrivals from the PICs major source markets recorded a remarkable 11% increase against the December Quarter of 2016 but weakened by 10.7% to 552,170 over the September Quarter, the healthy growth over the longer twelve months period was attributed by a maximum surge in arrivals from other Asia by 76.6%.” said SPTO Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Cocker.

“Global tourism performance continued to gain momentum, with international tourist arrivals recording an impressive 5.7% growth in the December Quarter of 2017, this was well above the 4.9% growth in December Quarter of 2016, the positive trend reflected the sustained growth in many international destinations and a strong recovery in others during the period” said Cocker.

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