A complete of 75,580 guests arrived into Fiji in December alone and made up the majority of the 636,312 guests that visited the nation final yr.
Tourism Fiji indicated in its most up-to-date assertion that Fiji’s guests for December 2022 surpassed pre-COVID ranges and December additionally recorded the best ever variety of Australian travellers in a month with 42,304 coming to Fiji, exceeding September 2022 which was the earlier report.
In contrast with 2019, travellers from Australia have been 121 per cent whereas New Zealand recorded 106 per cent, US 97 per cent, Canada 135 per cent and the UK at 71 per cent.
“The raise in numbers from the US is particularly vital as this market is a key focus for each Tourism Fiji and Fiji Airways, together with with the opening of the brand new Vancouver direct flights,” Tourism Fiji defined in its assertion.
“Travellers coming for ‘vacation’ causes was 120 per cent of 2019’s numbers, indicating a powerful pull in the direction of tourism.
“The entire arrivals for 2022 have been 71 per cent of 2019, a big consequence and progress over the yr, contemplating solely 11, 000 vacationers have been recorded in February 2022.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Tourism Minister Viliame Gavoka mentioned reaching 2022 customer arrivals targets was excellent and noteworthy.
He additionally acknowledged the arduous work of tourism business staff and Fijians at massive for his or her dedication in selling Fiji and the Fijian tradition.
Mr Gavoka, a pioneer within the tourism sector mentioned everybody has a component to play in our success and one of the best of journey and tourism isn’t behind us – it’s forward of us.
Tourism Fiji chief government officer Brent Hill mentioned it was encouraging to see December numbers for vacationer arrivals, in addition to a report variety of Australians in Fiji.
“What a technique to finish 2022,” Mr Hill mentioned.
“2023 is trying actually stable with the opening of China and Japan, and direct flights by way of Fiji Airways opening in April.
“It’s been an exquisite 12 months for our business, who ought to really feel actually pleased with these numbers — enjoying their half in offering happiness to so many!”