10 Feb 2012

CNMI tourist arrivals up 6 percent in December

11:35 am on 10 February 2012

Visitor arrivals to the Northern Marianas in December 2011 were up 6 percent, compared to the same period the year before.

According to the Marianas Visitors Authority, arrivals to the islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota registered 33,418 visitors last December, compared to 31, 572 in December 2010.

Of those, arrivals from Japan dropped 8 percent to 13,094 last December, as there were only two daily flights from Narita for most of the month, compared to three daily flights in December 2010.

Arrivals from Korea were up 8 percent for the month of December 2011.