70,152 tourists recorded in Fiji last month

Tourists from the cruise ship Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas enjoy their day out in Lautoka. Picture: BALJEET SINGH/ FILE

A total of 70,152 tourists arrived in the county in October, compared with 72,657 in September.

The Fiji Bureau of Statistics (FBOS) said out of the 70,152 visitors, 69,052 came by air while 1100 came by sea.

The sea arrivals were mostly seamen on fishing vessels (1031) and 69 arrivals by yachts. Australia, New Zealand, USA, Europe, Canada, Britain and China accounted for 93.4 per cent of the total visitor arrivals for October 2022 and remain the major source markets for Fiji from the pre-COVID era in 2019.

The FBOS said 34,351 visitors came to Fiji from Australia while 19,610 arrived from New Zealand.

Another 7692 came from USA, 1526 from Europe, 916 from Canada, 737 from Britain and 588 from China.

“The majority of visitors were in the age range of 25-64 years (64.1 per cent), which accounts for the vast majority of the working age population,” said the FBOS.

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