FBoS Annual Provisional Visitors Arrival – January

FBoS Annual Provisional Visitors Arrival – January

20 February 2020 – Provisional numbers show that visitor arrivals for January 2020 totaled 65,386.

  • The January Visitors arrival records showed an increase of 2.5% in comparison to 2018, showing an increase in visitors from Australia (7.3% or 2,026), USA (8.8% or 500), UK (12.5% or 158), China (12.7% or 505), and Others (0.2% or 1)
  • Decreases in the number of visitors from New Zealand (-2.2% or down 257), Canada (-4.1% or down 46), Cont Europe (-3.6% or down 104), Japan (-35.6% or down 401), South Korea (-58.7% or down 450), Rest of Asia (-9.3% or down 172) and Pacific Islands (-3.5% or down 181)
  • The moving six months to January 2020, Fiji Bureau of Statistics has reported visitor arrival has increased by 0.2% over the corresponding period in 2019, up from 455073 to 455904.
  • In addition, the moving twelve monthly numbers ending January 2020, the total number of visitors to Fiji increased by 2.8% compared to the same period in 2019.

SPTO Market Watch – December 2019

SPTO Market Watch – December 2019

SPTO – December 2019

Market Watch is the South Pacific Tourism Organization’s monthly market intelligence summary exclusively for members. This monthly publication highlights the latest travel trends and resident departure movements in the key outbound travel markets for the Pacific, viz. Australia, New Zealand, North America, Europe, Asia, China and India.

*All information published in Market Watch is dependent on the availability of information from the relevant sources for each Source Market.

Monthly Market Watch December 2019 Brief – World Outbound Travel

In December 2019, an estimated 21.8 million international short term trips were undertaken worldwide, by eight international regions. This is a growth from last month’s international short term trips by 8.2% but a fall of 15.3% comparative to last year December.

Looking at total shares, USA leads the charge at 37.9%, followed by the Chinese at 22.9%. The United Kingdom lags behind at 17.5%, meanwhile in Asia, Singapore trails behind South Korea at 5.9% to 10.4% respectively. The minority of outgoing travellers from Australia, New Zealand and India capture the remaining 5.4%.Read more…

RBF Economic Review for December 2019

RBF Economic Review for December 2019

RBF Economic Review Vol 36 No 12

Global economic growth is expected to pick up to 3.4 percent in 2020 against an anticipated lackluster 3.0 percent expansion in 2019. Ongoing trade tensions
coupled with weak global demand have weighed on growth of major economies in 2019. Going forward,further escalation in United States (US)-China trade
war and an upswing in crude oil prices pose downside risks to global growth next year.
Commodity prices generally rose over the month in November due to higher demand for crude oil supported by some optimism in US-China trade deal.
The monthly increase in the FAO1 food price index was driven by higher prices of vegetable oils, meat and sugar.

The Fijian economy is expected to grow by 1.7 percent in 2020, from a 1.0 percent anticipated growth in 2019. The modest growth estimated for
2019 reflects subdued aggregate demand, mixed sectoral performances, weak business confidence and reduced fiscal stimulus.

Tourism remains positive as visitor arrivals rose by 3.5 percent cumulative to November, due to higher arrivals from
the US, New Zealand, Japan, Pacific Island Countries and Australia. In addition, tourism earnings grew by 3.7 percent to total $1,543.0 million
up to the third quarter of the year. In the 2019 crushing season, both cane (6.5%) and sugar production (5.3%) increased over the year.
Similarly, mahogany production rose significantly, while woodchips, pine wood, sawn timber and gold output fell in the year to November.

Full Report: Economic-Review-December-2019

Provisional Hotels And Tourist Accommodation Statistics, Quarter 3, 2019

Provisional Hotels And Tourist Accommodation Statistics, Quarter 3, 2019

Fiji Bureau of Statistics Release  No 1 2020

Findings from the Quarter 3, 2019 survey of Licensed Hotels, Resorts and Lodging Houses are presented in the release below;

Compared to Quarter 3, 2018
 The number of Rooms Available increased by 6.0%.
 The number of Rooms Sold increased by 8.4%.
 The Room Occupancy Rate increased by 1.3 percentage points to 62.1%.
 The number of Beds Available increased by 2.0%.
 The number of Beds Sold increased by 6.5%.
 The Bed Occupancy Rate increased by 2.4 percentage points to 57.8%.
 Takings from Accommodation, Sales of Food, Liquor, Telephone and Other
Miscellaneous Charges totaled $371.4 million, an increase of 6.8%.
 Paid Employment in the Hotel Sector increased by 3.2%.

Full report:Hotels-Qtr3-2019

Provisional Hotels And Tourist Accommodation Statistics, Quarter 3, 2019

Provisional Hotels And Tourist Accommodation Statistics, Quarter 3, 2019

FBoS Release No. 01 – 15th January 2020.

Compared to Quarter 3, 2018:
 The number of Rooms Available increased by 6.0%.
 The number of Rooms Sold increased by 8.4%.
 The Room Occupancy Rate increased by 1.3 percentage points to 62.1%.
 The number of Beds Available increased by 2.0%.
 The number of Beds Sold increased by 6.5%.
 The Bed Occupancy Rate increased by 2.4 percentage points to 57.8%.
 Takings from Accommodation, Sales of Food, Liquor, Telephone and Other
Miscellaneous Charges totaled $371.4 million, an increase of 6.8%.
 Paid Employment in the Hotel Sector increased by 3.2%.

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