10 Jan 2019

Around 800,000 people visit Fiji in 2018

5:17 pm on 10 January 2019

Nearly 800-thousand visitor arrivals were recorded in Fiji from January to November last year.

Tourism Minister Premila Kumar said this was a 3.6 percent increase over the same period in 2017.

Tourism staff in Fiji greet visitors to their resort in the Yasawa Islands

Tourism staff in Fiji greet visitors to their resort in the Yasawa Islands Photo: Kate Livingstone

Ms Kumar said monthly visitor arrivals exceeded 95,000 for the first time in July last year.

She said Fiji achieved record earnings of US$892-million in 2018.

The Minister said she would like to keep the industry on track to exceed US$1 billion in line with the Fiji Tourism 2021 plan.

Premila Kumar said Tourism Fiji had set an ambitious programme of events and activities for 2019 to help achieve this.