The November tourist arrivals registered a very slight drop compared to the same month of 2016, according to the latest Palau Visitors Authority (PVA) visitors’ arrival statistics report.
The report said that there were 9, 378 arrivals in November compared to the 9,384 arrivals in November of 2016. [restrict]
The new statistic however does not paint a good picture of the overall tourist arrivals for 2017.
From January to November 2017 there were 112, 821 arrivals in Palau , compared to the same period of last year with 128,558.
People’s Republic of China (China) with 4,344 arrivals in Nov. 2017 continues to dominate the arrivals with numbers increasing 737 compared to same month last year with 3,607 arrivals.
Choices of carriers for PRC nationals are Palau Pacific Air, Lion Air, China Airlines and Korean Airlines, which sustained number of China passengers.
Japan with 2,324 arrivals in Nov. 2017 represent a decrease of 43 compared to same month last year with 2,281 arrivals.
ROC (Taiwan) has 779 arrivals in Nov. 2017 representing an increase of 230 compared to same month last year with 549 arrivals.
Korea with 438 arrivals in Nov. 2017 represent a decrease of 650 compared to same month last year with 1,088 arrivals.
North America with 525 arrivals in Nov. 2017 representing a decrease of 116 compared to same month last year with 641 arrivals.
Total Europe including Russia with 621 arrivals in Nov. 2017 represent an increase of 255 compared to same month last year with 366 arrivals. (By: Bernadette Carreon) [/restrict]