11 Sep 2018

Influx of visitors to Solomons this quarter

11:54 am on 11 September 2018

International arrivals into Solomon Islands has reached nearly 15,000 for the second quarter of the year, representing an over 26 percent growth from the previous quarter, according to the National Statistics Office.

Government Statistician, Douglas Kimi, says the figures were also over 13 percent higher than the same quarter last year.

Mr Kimi says returning residents made up 51 percent of arrivals, with the remainder made up of visitors and one percent of new or intending residents.

Australians remained the largest group to the Solomons, making up just over 35 percent of all visitors.

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