DECEMBER 2015 TOURISM HIGHLIGHTS
In December 2015, International visitor arrivals by air made up 22% of total international visitors to Vanuatu. Visitors by air decreases over December 2014 but an increase over previous month in 2015.
Visitor arrivals by air stood at 9,148 visitors, a decrease of (-11%) over December 2014. The decline was attributed by the fall in visitors who arrived for holiday purpose in December 2014. Visitors by air increased by 26% in December 2015 when compared to November 2015.
In December 2015, 12% or 1 in 9 visitors by air travelled to outer islands.
Cruise ship or day visitors made up 78% of total international Visitors to Vanuatu in December 2015. The total number of day visitors stood at 31,624 visitors arriving on 15 different cruise ships. It increased by 4% when compared to the same period in 2014 and 76% over the previous month.
SUMMARY OF VISITORS TO OUTER ISLANDS
In December 2015, 38% of visitors by air travelled to Sanma Province followed by Tafea province at 35%. Visitors by air spent an average of 6 days in the outer islands in December 2015.