Tourist arrivals in the Solomon Islands for the last quarters of 2019 were up by 14,4 per cent compared to the year’s third quarter
According to a report by the SI Government’s Statistician, Douglas Kimi, a record total of 16,233 tourists entered Solomon Islands during the final (4th) quarter of 2019.
Mr. Kimi said, “Compared to the same quarter a year ago, an increase of 5.5 per cent was recorded and visitors made up 50 per cent of arrivals for the quarter.”
“Arrivals by country of residence for the fourth quarter 2019 showed that Australians recorded 34.0 per cent and remain the largest group of visitors to the Solomon Islands.” Mr.Kimi revealed.
He went on to report,” The most popular carriers during the quarter were Solomon Airlines who carried 48.1 per cent of total visitors, followed by Air Niugini 28.6 per cent and Virgin Australia 14.2 per cent.”
“Arrivals by country of residence to Munda for the fourth quarter 2019 showed that Australians topped the record with 85.4 per cent and noted the largest group of visitors followed by visitors from New Zealand with 4.9 per cent an the United States of American with 3.7 per cent of the arrivals.”
Mr. Kimi has advised that it highly likely that tourist arrivals will decline in the forthcoming quarters due to the impact of the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) worldwide and in the region.
Source: SINSO Media