18 May 2010

Korean arrivals in CNMI surge 31 percent in April 2010

10:20 am on 18 May 2010

Visitor arrivals to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands for the month of April were down 6 percent compared with the same period last year.

According to the Marianas Visitors Authority, arrivals to the islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota registered 26,225 visitors last month compared to 27,833 in April 2009.

Visitor numbers for the fiscal year total to date is nine percent lower than the previous year.

Arrivals from Korea registered a robust 31 percent growth between April 2009 and 2010 to 8,619 visitors.

Arrivals from Japan were down 26 percent compared to April 2009 with 10,463 visitors.