BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA
AUSTRALIANS continues to dominate international visitors to Solomon Islands in the second quarter of 2019, according to the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO).
This was after the Statistic Office released the quarterly statistical report on tourist arrivals recently.
Government Statistician Douglas Kimi revealed that for the second quarter alone, Australian visitors to Solomon Islands has increased to 40.4 percent, a 25.2 percent increase compared to the previous quarter.
“Australians continue to dominate visitors to Solomon Islands with 40.4 per cent recorded for the quarter (2nd quarter 2019).
“There was a 25.2 per cent increase to 2,854 in Australian visitors compared to the first quarter of 2019 figure 2, 279,” Mr Kimi said.
The report also stated that the next largest group of visitors were from Other Asia with 12.6 per cent, followed by United States of America 7.9 per cent, New Zealand 7.2 per cent, Fiji 5.3 percent, Papua New Guinea 5.0 per cent, and China 4.1 per cent.