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

 

Visitors to Solomons hit 11k in 2018 first quarter

Press Release 20 June 2018

Visitors hit 11k in 2018 first quota

A NEW count of 11,593 international visitors arrived in Solomon Islands in the first quarter of this year.

Government Statistician Douglas Kimi said while releasing the official statistics produced by the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) recently.

Mr. Kimi said though the record hit the figure, there was a fall of 28.5 per cent noted compared to the fourth (last) quarter of 2017.

However, he added that compared to the same quarter a year ago, an increase of 15.6 per cent was recorded.

He said visitors made up 54 per cent of arrivals for 2018 first quarter while 45 per cent of arrivals were accounted for returning residents and the remaining 1 per cent were for intending residents.

“Visitor arrivals for the first quarter decreased by 11.6 per cent to 6,296 visitors, compared to the fourth quarter 2017 figure of 7,122 visitors. There was a 29.0 per cent increase in visitor arrivals from first quarter 2017 to first quarter 2018,” he stated.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Climate Strike: At UN, Youth Activists Press For Bold Action

This first-ever UN Youth Climate Summit follows Friday’s global ‘climate strike’, which saw millions of young people from across the globe walk out of school and jam streets in major cities, from New York to New Delhi and Santiago to San Francisco. More>>

ALSO:

Pacific: Tongan PM 'Akilisi Pohiva Dies, Aged 78

A constant thorn in the side of the monarchy and nobility, Mr Pohiva's lifelong battle for representation had seen him fired from the public service and charged with sedition... More>>

ALSO:

Untied Kingdom: UK PM Moves To Suspend Parliament In Weeks Before Brexit

The Prime Minister has briefed Cabinet colleagues that the government will bring forward an ambitious new legislative programme for MPs’ approval, and that the current parliamentary session will be brought to an end. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Hong Kong Protest Movement

The pro-democracy protests enjoy huge support among Hong Kong’s youth, partly because the democratic systems currently at risk have only a limited time span. More>>

ALSO: