Table  5
 
VISITOR  ARRIVALS  BY  PURPOSE  OF  VISIT  1988 - 2002
                                                   PURPOSE OF VISIT                                                          
                       ---------------------------------------------------------------------------        Total     
Year   Vacation % Change Business % Change Excursion % Change Visitors
       
1988 23,080   5,127   41,275 69,482
       
1989 26,201 13.5 2,560 (50.1) 43,044 4.3 71,805
       
1990 29,212 11.5 1,969 (23.1) 59,325 37.8 90,506
       
1991 29,078 (0.5) 1,924 (2.3) 59,542 0.4 90,544
       
1992 30,062 3.4 2,014 4.7 61,104 2.6 93,180
       
1993 36,237 20.5 1,421 (29.4) 73,692 20.6 111,350
       
1994 42,352 16.9 1,353 (4.8) 82,075 11.4 125,780
       
1995 36,280 (14.3) 2,251 66.4 68,555 (16.5) 107,086
       
1996 35,413 (2.4) 2,085 (7.4) 48,741 (28.9) 86,239
       
1997 40,506 14.4 2,675 28.3 70,684 45.0 113,865
       
1998 41,092 1.4 2,782 4.0 69,922 (1.1) 113,796
       
1999 43,726 6.4 3,056 9.8 59,947 (14.3) 106,729
       
2000 40,642 (7.1) 3,147 3.0 68,680 14.6 112,469
       
2001 44,051 8.4 3,914 24.4 57,009 (17.0) 104,974
       
2002 40,233 (8.7) 3,736 (4.5) 67,149 17.8 111,118
                 
 
 Source: Immigration Department