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International Travel and Tourism - 1st Quarter 2020

Highlights

 
 
Tourist arrivals
 
1.    The number of tourist arrivals for the first quarter of 2020 decreased by 13.5% to attain 304,842 compared to 352,305 for the first quarter of 2019.
 
2.    Tourist arrivals by air decreased by 16.2% from 328,764 in the first quarter of 2019 to 275,418 in the first quarter of 2020 while those arriving by sea increased by 25.0% from 23,541 to 29,424.
 
3.    The performance of our main markets, which accounted for 68% of total tourist arrivals for the first quarter of 2020, is given in the table below:
 
          Country
                   Tourist Arrivals
1st Quarter     2019
1st Quarter 2020
% change
France
               85,630
            78,638
                  -8.2
Germany
               37,213
            35,911
                  -3.5
Reunion Island
               35,120
            30,505
                -13.1
United Kingdom
               28,577
            22,357
                -21.8
South Africa, Rep. of
               23,839
            18,941
                -20.5
India
               16,253
            12,447
                -23.4
Italy
               10,101
              7,511
                -25.6
Total main markets
       236,733
    206,310
         -12.9
All countries
       352,305
    304,842
           -13.5
   
4.  All our main markets registered decreases ranging from -3.5% for Germany to -25.6% for Italy.
 

 

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June 2020