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Major increase on visitors’ arrival boost Tourism Industry

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29 July 2015 The number of visitors to Tonga increased significantly by 38 % from 6,876 in May 2015 to 9,508 in June 2015 for the Coronation and other events.


In addition, 3761 passengers arrived in Tonga in the first two-weeks of July on commercial flights. This number does not include the arrivals on special flights.


The Coronation celebrations from 27 June to 7 July filled the capital with overseas guests and Tongans from all over the world.


Tourism Tonga’s latest passenger statistics provided by Air Terminal Services.

April 6169 arrivals, 6532 departures

May 6876 arrivals, 5947 departures

June 9508 arrivals, 5634 departures

Even after the coronation, the number of visitors was expected to be higher as travelers took advantage of cheaper fares.



ENDS



Issued by the:The Prime Minister's Office, P.O. Box 62, Nuku'alofa, Tonga. Tel: (676) 24 644     Fax: (676) 23 888; For media enquiries- Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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