TABLE 6: VISITOR  ARRIVALS  BY  PURPOSE  OF  VISIT  1988 - 2004
Year PURPOSE OF VISIT Total Visitors % Change
Vacation % Change Business % Change Excursion % Change
1988 23,080   5,127   41,275   69,482  
1989 26,201 13.5% 2,560 -50.1% 43,044 4.3% 71,805 3.3%
1990 29,212 11.5% 1,969 -23.1% 59,325 37.8% 90,506 26.0%
1991 29,078 -0.5% 1,924 -2.3% 59,542 0.4% 90,544 0.0%
1992 30,062 3.4% 2,014 4.7% 61,104 2.6% 93,180 2.9%
1993 36,237 20.5% 1,421 -29.4% 73,692 20.6% 111,350 19.5%
1994 42,352 16.9% 1,353 -4.8% 82,075 11.4% 125,780 13.0%
1995 36,280 -14.3% 2,251 66.4% 68,555 -16.5% 107,086 -14.9%
1996 35,413 -2.4% 2,085 -7.4% 48,741 -28.9% 86,239 -19.5%
1997 40,506 14.4% 2,675 28.3% 70,684 45.0% 113,865 32.0%
1998 41,092 1.4% 2,782 4.0% 69,922 -1.1% 113,796 -0.1%
1999 43,726 6.4% 3,056 9.8% 59,947 -14.3% 106,729 -6.2%
2000 40,642 -7.1% 3,147 3.0% 68,680 14.6% 112,469 5.4%
2001 44,051 8.4% 3,914 24.4% 57,009 -17.0% 104,974 -6.7%
2002 40,233 -8.7% 3,736 -4.5% 67,149 17.8% 111,118 5.9%
2003           43,096 7.1%           3,819 2.2%       62,367 -7.1% 109,282 -1.7%
2004           63,181 46.6%           3,620 -5.2%       53,987 -13.4%     120,788 10.5%
Source: Immigration Department