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Guest arrivals

1

By Purpose of Visit (‘000s), 2007-2011

Purpose

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Leisure, recreation and holidays

140

144

126

149

76

Business and professional

110

163

167

184

160

Visiting friends and relatives

272

347

406

357

603

Others

120

190

107

256

212

Total

642

844

806

946

1151

Source: 2012 Statistical Abstract (UBOS)

In 2011 the number of guests that came into the country for leisure, recreation and holidays fell to about 76,000 in 2011 from about 149,000 in 2010, representing a 48.3 percent decline.

The percentage of visitors coming for leisure and holidays steadily dropped from 22% to 14% during the period 2007-2011, while that of visitors coming business trips fluctuated between 17% and 21%. The percentage of those visiting friends increased from 42% to 52%, with a slump to 38% in 2010, and that of visitors coming for other reasons has generally grown from 19% to 27%. Overall, the actual numbers have grown with in the period apart from that of leisure, recreation and holidays.

 

 

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