Fiji visitor numbers skyrocket in 2014

Fiji visitor numbers skyrocket in 2014

Despite a challenging year in 2014, Fiji’s annual visitor arrival numbers closed on a very high note.

The annual number clocked in at 692, 630 tourists, with the Bureau of Statistics confirming this number, which marks a 5.3% increase in numbers from Fiji’s major markets.

The most significant increases from specific markets came from New Zealand arrivals, which jumped from just shy of 15,000 to 123,968.

Australia followed closely, with a massive growth from 9.066 to 349,217, with these new records for both traditional source markets equating to an average daily arrival of 340 and 95 respectively.

Other key markets that welcomed a healthy growth in visitor arrival numbers include the USA (6,539 to 61,924), China (4,910 to 28,333), Continental Europe (1,680 to 30,585) and South Korea (1,451 to 5,676).

“We’ve ended 2014 on an all-time high, yet we will not rest on our laurels,” said acting CEO, Wayne Deed.

“Challenging targets have been set for 2015 which the team here at Tourism Fiji have embraced and are already implementing through the activities in various markets. The key in ensuring we continuously meet our targets lies in the spirit of working together, which our team are great at doing. I have no doubt that 2015 will prove to be another fantastic year.”

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