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Stay over visitors increase in 2012


The number of stay over visitors coming to this country increased in July 2012, compared with last year.{{more}}

Minister of Tourism Cecil McKie on Tuesday at a press briefing said that figures indicated that stay over visitor arrivals increased by 11.1 per cent.

Based on the statistics, McKie said that in 2012, there were 8,182 visitors who arrived in the country by air, compared to 7,366 for the same month in 2011.

For the period January to July this year, there was an increase of four per cent.

Same day visitors continue to be a problem, McKie said, with the number reducing from 378 in July 2011 to 189 in 2012.

For the period January to July 2012, McKie said that there was a reduction of 27 per cent in same day visitors. (DD)