13 Dec 2007

Visitor arrivals to CNMI inched up by 2.12 percent in November 2007

12:20 pm on 13 December 2007

Visitor arrivals to the CNMI inched up by 2.12 percent to 31,618 in November 2007, compared to same period last year.

The Saipan tribune reports there has been a 55-percent increase in visitors from Korea, but a 21-percent drop in Japanese visitors.

It was the second time in 2007 that figures from the Marianas Visitors Authority showed a positive growth for the islands' tourism industry.

Authority chairman Jerry Tan says it's been a tough year, because almost every month we experienced a decline in visitor arrivals, but November has been good.