TABLE 3: MONTHLY TOURIST ARRIVALS BY AIR AND SEA 1998 - 2004
  1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
MONTH SEA AIR TOTAL SEA AIR TOTAL SEA AIR TOTAL SEA AIR TOTAL SEA AIR TOTAL SEA AIR TOTAL SEA AIR TOTAL
January 1,882 3,105      4,987 2,361 2,602      4,963 1,371 2,240       3,611       1,657       2,847       4,504       1,185       2,683         3,868          1,522          2,496          4,018          2,118            2,462         4,580
February 1,775 3,403      5,178 2,233 3,291      5,524 1,721 2,714       4,435       1,811       3,741       5,552       1,536       3,141         4,677          1,696          2,805          4,501          2,826            2,737         5,563
March 1,791 2,921      4,712 2,477 3,431      5,908 1,616 3,171       4,787       2,039       3,555       5,594       1,967       3,735         5,702          2,017          2,913          4,930          3,149            2,697         5,846
April 1,755 2,903      4,658 1,892 3,158      5,050 1,837 2,984       4,821       2,262       3,792       6,054       1,517       2,955         4,472          2,010          2,777          4,787          3,040            2,965         6,005
May 1,072 2,317      3,389 1,441 2,303      3,744 1,357 2,337       3,694       1,370       2,595       3,965       1,283       2,500         3,783          1,442          2,473          3,915          2,426            2,704         5,130
June 895 1,930      2,825 1,212 1,926      3,138 1,302 2,088       3,390       1,177       2,321       3,498          999       1,998         2,997          1,257          2,116          3,373          1,853            2,148         4,001
July 1,193 2,397      3,590 1,532 2,502      4,034 1,627 2,209       3,836       1,531       2,764       4,295       1,178       2,593         3,771          1,710          2,832          4,542          2,815            2,670         5,485
August 1,382 2,021      3,403 1,755 2,051      3,806 1,597 1,901       3,498       1,578       2,438       4,016       1,318       2,218         3,536          1,676          2,180          3,856          2,048            2,198         4,246
September 477 674      1,151 795 970      1,765 438 593       1,031          373          534          907          292          495             787              338              629              967              727               451         1,178
October 715 1,241      1,956 962 1,408      2,370 550 1,100       1,650          550       1,046       1,596          575       1,044         1,619              700          1,012          1,712          1,410                 84         1,494
November 946 2,092      3,038 1,287 1,345      2,632 1,136 2,400       3,536          999       2,292       3,291       1,526       2,260         3,786          2,297          2,244          4,541          3,889               521         4,410
December 2,090 2,897      4,987 1,489 2,359      3,848 1,806 3,694       5,500       1,548       3,145       4,693       1,965       3,006         4,971          2,813          2,960          5,773          4,628            1,421         6,049
TOTAL 15,973 27,901 43,874 19,436 27,346 46,782 16,358 27,431 43,789 16,895 31,070 47,965 15,341 28,628       43,969        19,478        27,437        46,915        30,929        23,058       53,987
Annual % change       22% -2% 7% -16% 0% -6% 3% 13% 10% -9% -8% -8% 27% -4% 7% 59% -16% 15%
Source: Immigration Department