World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Fiji Visitor Numbers Now Ahead Of Target

Issued on behalf Fiji Visitors Bureau


Tourist arrivals to Fiji are now moving ahead of target.

And for the first time since the disastrous civilian coup last year, tourism leaders are smiling.

The latest figures from the Fiji Bureau of Statistics for the six months to June show visitor numbers from all markets are 3.2 percent ahead of target.

New Zealand director for the Fiji Visitors Bureau in Auckland, Penny Henderson, said the latest figures were “ good news for tourism operators.”

“It shows that the recovery strategy put in place has worked and that Fiji is regaining the lost ground,” she said.

For the six months there were 152,983 tourists compared to the target of 148,200.

While the national tourist office revised its target figures after the coup, Ms Henderson said that the latest statistics were only 12.4 percent behind the actual numbers for the same period to June 2000 and 18.4 percent behind 1999.

New Zealanders are rushing back to the islands as their preferred Pacific destination.

For the six months 26,309 Kiwis took advantage of strongly discounted travel deals introduced after the coup, recording an increase of 9.2 percent over target.

This was a remarkable 9.9 percent more than for the same six months in the 2000 year.


Ms Henderson said Australian visitors were down only 1.6 percent on target, down 11.4 percent on the same period in 2000 and 22.8 percent down on 1999.

Americans were also returning with an 18.9 percent increase on target with 27,824 visitors recorded.

This is down only 13 percent on 2000 and 7 percent down on 1999.


Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Syria: Economic Decline, Rising Hunger And Surging Humanitarian Needs

Syria’s fragile economy has “suffered multiple shocks” over the past 18 months, with its currency plummeting and joblessness swelling as people struggle to cover their basic needs, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council ... More>>

OECD: Final Quarter Of 2020 Shows Continued Recovery In G20 International Merchandise Trade

G20 international merchandise trade continued to rebound in the fourth quarter of 2020 ( exports up 7.2% and imports up 6.8%), following the sharp falls seen in the first half of 2020, as lockdown measures affected trade globally. Although growth ... More>>

UN Report: Civilian Casualties Surged After Peace Talks Began In Afghanistan

Monitoring by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA, and the UN Human Rights Office has revealed that despite a drop in civilians killed and injured overall in 2020 there was a rise in civilian casualties following the start of peace negotiations ... More>>

Focus On: UN SDGs


2021: Critical Year To ‘reset Our Relationship With Nature’ – UN Chief

During this time of “crisis and fragility”, the UN chief told the United Nations Environment Assembly on Monday that human well-being and prosperity can be vastly improved by prioritizing nature-based solutions. Painting a picture of the turmoil ... More>>


Paris Agreement: UN Secretary-General António Guterres To Mark U.S. Reentry With Envoy For Climate John Kerry

Watch live at webtv.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres will join U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry at an event marking the United States’ reentry into the Paris Agreement this Friday. The discussion with the Secretary-General ... More>>

WeBeliev: Scoop In Conversation With Abhishek Sinha, Founder Of WeBeliev, An NZ Crowdfunding Platform

WeBeliev supports 17 SDGs, launching sector specific campaigns every month Q. What is WeBeliev and why did you start it? A. WeBeliev is a Singapore-registered crowdfunding platform aimed at fundraising for all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ... More>>