The data in this statistical review of tourism in 2002 should provide government planners and
planners in the Tourism Sector and other closely related economic sectors with essential
information providing the basis for policy formulation and decision making related to tourism.
Further efficiency improvements were made in the collection, compilation and analysis of the
tourism data during 2002.  Visitor statistics were published throughout the year on a monthly
and quarterly basis in a timely manner, thereby enabling users to access the latest information
in undertaking short term planning.
We commend the Chief Statistician and staff especially the Statistical Officer responsible for the
production of tourism statistical data for the excellent work in this area undertaken during 2002.
The cooperation received particularly from the Immigration Department and the Tourist Board.
made the task of the Statistics Department easier.  We are especially grateful to the Immigration
Department for providing the data in a timely manner.  This made the task of the Statistics 
Department easier and contributed to the improvements achieved.
The Statistics Department welcomes comments and suggestions from users as it endeavours
to expand and improve the data presented in the years ahead.
NOTE:  This publication will be available on the Statistics web site at If  
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