18 Sep 2013

Tourism boom continues in CNMI

3:07 pm on 18 September 2013

Tourist arrivals in the Northern Marianas have exceeded 400 thousand for the year - the first time such figures have been hit since 2006 - before Japan Airlines stopped flying to the territory.

The Marianas Visitors Authority says tourists from China are over 102 thousand for the year for the first time, while Russian numbers are also at record levels at just over ten thousand.

August arrivals were up 12 percent on last year at nearly 45 thousand.