2 Mar 2011

Strong growth in Fiji visitor numbers in 2010

12:03 pm on 2 March 2011

Fiji figures show a substantial increase in visitor numbers last year over 2009.

The Bureau of Statistics says there were 16.5 percent more visitors, raising the figure to a record 630,000 arrivals.

It says 74.8 percent of the total were people arriving for a holiday.

About half the visitors last year were from Australia alone, with a 28 percent increase over the figure of 2009.

Arrivals from New Zealand last year were just short of the 100,000 mark.