Visitor arrivals to Solomon Islands were up
29% in Q1 2018 when compared to the same period in 2017.
latest figures from the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) show international visitation increased from
4881 to 6296 with January (+33%), February (+13.5%) and March
(36.3%) all showing positive growth.
Australian visitor arrivals
continued to dominate. The 2195 figure recorded for Q1 represents a 17.6%
increase over the 1867 result achieved in 2017 and equals 34.8% of all international visitation.
A strong New Zealand result saw arrivals increase from
301 to 356, an 18.3%, firmly
cementing the country in place as the second largest source of
Papua New Guinea and the US maintained
their third and fourth positions, increasing 39.3% and 35%, respectively.