Table  12
TOURIST ARRIVALS BY INTENDED LENGTH OF STAY   1996 - 2002
                 
    1-3 Days 4-7 Days 8-15 Days 16-22 Days 23+ Days TOTAL AVG
YEAR PERIOD LENGTH
                     OF STAY
   
  Jan - Mar 1,874 2,659 4,956 855 693 11,037 9.7
  Apr - June 1,458 3,356 3,662 461 444 9,381 8.8
1996 Jul - Sept 1,432 2,015 2,357 436 670 6,910 9.4
  Oct - Dec 1,431 3,287 3,955 888 609 10,170 9.6
TOTAL 6,195 11,317 14,930 2,640 2,416 37,498 9.4
  % Change 16.5 30.2 39.8 7.0 6.4 100.0  
   
  Jan - Mar 1,388 4,583 6,947 972 783 14,673 9.8
  Apr - June 1,367 4,040 3,824 396 347 9,974 8.5
1997 Jul - Sept 1,077 2,709 2,773 613 717 7,889 9.8
  Oct - Dec 1,254 3,522 4,410 874 585 10,645 9.6
TOTAL 5,086 14,854 17,954 2,855 2,432 43,181 9.4
  % Change 11.8 34.4 41.6 6.6 5.6 100.0  
   
  Jan - Mar 1,265 4,944 7,030 945 693 14,877 9.7
  Apr - June 1,444 4,531 4,117 431 349 10,872 8.4
1998 Jul - Sept 1,091 2,877 3,011 512 659 8,150 9.5
  Oct - Dec 1,714 3,130 3,919 617 595 9,975 9.1
TOTAL 5,514 15,482 18,077 2,505 2,296 43,874 9.2
  % Change 12.6 35.3 41.2 5.7 5.2 100.0  
   
  Jan - Mar 2,333 6,229 6,466 757 610 16,395 8.6
  Apr - June 1,925 5,227 4,045 442 293 11,932 7.9
1999 Jul - Sept 1,835 3,643 2,957 570 600 9,605 8.6
  Oct - Dec 1,714 2,912 2,924 654 646 8,850 9.1
TOTAL 7,807 18,011 16,392 2,423 2,149 46,782 8.6
  % Change 16.7 38.5 35.0 5.2 4.6 100.0  
   
  Jan - Mar 1,760 4,746 5,004 778 545 12,833 8.9
  Apr - June 2,043 5,147 3,940 447 328 11,905 8.4
2000 Jul - Sept 1,470 2,864 2,884 592 555 8,365 8.6
  Oct - Dec 1,650 4,102 3,879 594 461 10,686 8.6
TOTAL 6,923 16,859 15,707 2,411 1,889 43,789 8.6
  % Change 15.8 38.5 35.9 5.5 4.3 100.0  
   
  Jan - Mar 1,873 5,885 6,744 685 463 15,650 8.8
  Apr - June 2,044 6,070 4,703 415 285 13,517 8.3
2001 Jul - Sept 1,704 3,468 2,911 472 663 9,218 8.4
  Oct - Dec 1,422 3,183 3,933 595 447 9,580 8.6
TOTAL 7,043 18,606 18,291 2,167 1,858 47,965 8.5
  % Change 14.7 38.8 38.1 4.5 3.9 100.0  
   
  Jan - Mar 1,867 5,384 5,778 716 502 14,247 8.8
  Apr - June 2,098 4,909 3,704 277 264 11,252 8.2
2002 Jul - Sept 1,838 3,029 2,275 396 556 8,094 8.2
  Oct - Dec 1,687 3,563 3,973 619 534 10,376 8.4
TOTAL 7,490 16,885 15,730 2,008 1,856 43,969 8.4
   
  % Change 17.0 38.4 35.8 4.6 4.2 100.0  
Source:  Immigration Department