25 Mar 2009

Tourism Fiji notices a decline in arrival numbers

12:17 pm on 25 March 2009

Tourism Fiji chairman, Patrick Wong, says there has been a decline in arrival numbers and room occupancy levels.

He told the Fiji Times that January 2009 statistics show nearly 33 thousand visitor arrivals, a decline of 28 per cent from last January.

However, Mr Wong says he expected the worst to be over.

He says the first quarter of 2009 is likely to record a decline in arrivals of up to 25 per cent over 2008.

Mr Wong says occupancy levels are also soft throughout the region.