AUSTRALIA has been recorded as the country that has many of its nationals visiting the country in the second quarter of this year, a recently released statistical bulletin from the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) has revealed.
The travels were being recorded from tourists’ arrivals and visitor by occupation.
“Tourist arrivals for second quarter of the year recorded a total of 1,887 persons and they spent an average of 13 days in the country.
The highest number of tourists recorded for the quarter comes from Australia (48.3%) and staying in the country for an average of 12 days.
“This was followed by US (15%), Other Asia (11.8%), China (4.1%), NZ (3.5%), and Other Europe (3.1%),” the statistical bulletin highlighted.
It also stated that the Visitor by occupational category revealed that those who stated Other (38.4%) recorded the highest during the quarter.
This was followed by Professional & Technical (28.7%), No Work (11.7%), Administration and managerial (10.3%), Service Worker (3.7%) and Production & Related Work (3.4%).
However, it was revealed that Australia dominated most of the categories of occupations during the quarter.
The most popular flight carriers during the quarter were Solomon Airlines (47.5%) followed by Virgin Australia (23.4%), Air Niu Gini (16.1%) and Fiji Airways (10.2%).
By RONALD TOITO’ONA