TABLE 13: TOURIST ARRIVALS BY INTENDED LENGTH OF STAY   1996 - 2005
                 
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 - June 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 - June 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 - June 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 - June 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 - June 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 - June 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 - June 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 - June        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 8.2
Apr - June        3,369          7,285            3,857              257              368           15,136 6.8
Jul - Sept        2,709          4,504            2,556              445              695           10,909 8.1
Oct - Dec        1,967          4,566            4,063              623              734           11,953 8.6
TOTAL      11,368        22,634          15,653            1,921           2,411           53,987 7.6
  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 - June        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%  
Source: Immigration Department