Press Release 20 June 2018
Visitors hit 11k in 2018 first quota
A NEW count of 11,593 international visitors arrived in Solomon Islands in the first quarter of this year.
Government Statistician Douglas Kimi said while releasing the official statistics produced by the Solomon Islands
National Statistics Office (SINSO) recently.
Mr. Kimi said though the record hit the figure, there was a fall of 28.5 per cent noted compared to the fourth (last)
quarter of 2017.
However, he added that compared to the same quarter a year ago, an increase of 15.6 per cent was recorded.
He said visitors made up 54 per cent of arrivals for 2018 first quarter while 45 per cent of arrivals were accounted for
returning residents and the remaining 1 per cent were for intending residents.
“Visitor arrivals for the first quarter decreased by 11.6 per cent to 6,296 visitors, compared to the fourth quarter
2017 figure of 7,122 visitors. There was a 29.0 per cent increase in visitor arrivals from first quarter 2017 to first
quarter 2018,” he stated.