TABLE 13: TOURIST ARRIVALS BY INTENDED LENGTH OF STAY   1996 - 2006
                 
YEAR PERIOD 1-3 Days 4-7 Days 8-15 Days 16-22 Days 23+ Days TOTAL Avg. Length of Stay
                 
1996 Jan - Mar 1,874 2,659 4,956 855 693 11,037 9.7
Apr - Jun 1,458 3,356 3,662 461 444 9,381 8.8
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
  Proportion 14.1% 32.3% 38.9% 8.7% 6.0% 100.0%  
         
1997 Jan - Mar 1,388 4,583 6,947 972 783 14,673 9.8
Apr - Jun 1,367 4,040 3,824 396 347 9,974 8.5
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
  Proportion 11.8% 33.1% 41.4% 8.2% 5.5% 100.0%  
         
1998 Jan - Mar 1,265 4,944 7,030 945 693 14,877 9.7
Apr - Jun 1,444 4,531 4,117 431 349 10,872 8.4
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
  Proportion 17.2% 31.4% 39.3% 6.2% 6.0% 100.0%  
         
1999 Jan - Mar 2,333 6,229 6,466 757 610 16,395 8.6
Apr - Jun 1,925 5,227 4,045 442 293 11,932 7.9
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
  Proportion 19.4% 32.9% 33.0% 7.4% 7.3% 100.0%  
         
2000 Jan - Mar 1,760 4,746 5,004 778 545 12,833 8.9
Apr - Jun 2,043 5,147 3,940 447 328 11,905 8.4
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
  Proportion 15.4% 38.4% 36.3% 5.6% 4.3% 100.0%  
         
2001 Jan - Mar 1,873 5,885 6,744 685 463 15,650 8.8
Apr - Jun 2,044 6,070 4,703 415 285 13,517 8.3
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
  Proportion 14.8% 33.2% 41.1% 6.2% 4.7% 100.0%  
         
2002 Jan - Mar 1,867 5,384 5,778 716 502 14,247 8.8
Apr - Jun 2,098 4,909 3,704 277 264 11,252 8.2
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
  Proportion 17.0% 38.4% 35.8% 4.6% 4.2% 100.0%  
         
2003 Jan - Mar          1,739          4,719          5,636             763             592       13,449 9.4
Apr - Jun          1,800          5,163          4,335             455             322       12,075 8.3
Jul - Sept          1,838          3,775          2,696             489             567         9,365 8.7
Oct - Dec          2,338          4,696          3,943             534             515       12,026 8.2
TOTAL           7,715       18,353       16,610         2,241         1,996       46,915 8.5
  Proportion 16.4% 39.1% 35.4% 4.8% 4.3% 100.0%  
         
2004 Jan - Mar          3,323          6,279          5,177             596             614       15,989 7.9
Apr - Jun          3,369          7,285          3,857             257             368       15,136 6.9
Jul - Sept          2,709          4,504          2,556             445             695       10,909 7.7
Oct - Dec          1,967          4,566          4,063             623             734       11,953 8.7
TOTAL         11,368       22,634       15,653         1,921         2,411       53,987 7.8
  Proportion 21.1% 41.9% 29.0% 3.6% 4.5% 100.0%  
         
2005 Jan - Mar          2,915          7,807          6,080             776          1,057       18,635 8.5
Apr - Jun          3,155          8,233          4,014             348             721       16,471 7.3
Jul - Sept          2,983          4,317          3,088             523          1,167       12,078 8.4
Oct - Dec          2,938          6,210          4,148             596          1,008       14,900 8.2
TOTAL         11,991       26,567       17,330         2,243         3,953       62,084 8.1
  Proportion 19.3% 42.8% 27.9% 3.6% 6.4% 100.0%  
         
2006 Jan - Mar          3,645          8,982          5,855             721          1,238       20,441 8.1
Apr - Jun          4,450          9,843          4,744             449          1,217       20,703 7.4
Jul - Sept          4,152          4,951          3,351             601          1,815       14,870 8.6
Oct - Dec          4,655          6,152          4,197             738          1,206       16,948 7.9
TOTAL         16,902       29,928       18,147         2,509         5,476       72,962 8.0
  Proportion 23.2% 41.0% 24.9% 3.4% 7.5% 100.0%  
Source: Immigration Department