6 Dec 2016

Korean visitor surge for the CNMI

3:47 pm on 6 December 2016

The tourism industry in the Northern Marianas is continuing to boom.

Asian tourists on a CNMI beach

Asian tourists on a CNMI beach Photo: RNZ / Mark Rabago

In October, the CNMI recorded 41,729 visitors, up more than 6,000 on October last year.

The Marianas' Visitor Authority said there was a massive lift in tourists flying in from South Korea - up 42 percent to just over 20,000.

Visitor numbers from China were down slightly and Japan recorded a major fall.

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