20 Nov 2013

CNMI increasingly popular with Asian tourists

8:39 pm on 20 November 2013

The Northern Marianas tourism industry continues to surge ahead with a 19 percent increase in visitor arrivals in October compared to the same month last year.

According to the Marianas Visitors Authority nearly 32 thousand people visited compared with 26,700 in October 2012.

This came despite a drop in Japanese visitors.

But numbers from South Korea, China and Russia, were up.

Korean arrivals were up 40 percent and 31 percent more Chinese visited.