By: L.N. Reklai

September 14, 2017 (Koror, Palau) Visitor arrival trends slowly pick up in the last three months and August exceeded July arrival numbers.

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The numbers also show increase in number of arrivals from Japan, second largest source market for Palau. Visitors from China remain the largest source market representing 56% of the market share.

Comparing this month to last month, number of arrivals increased by 861. Compared to same month last year, the number of visitors this year was less by 131.

Other source markets continue to show decline. South Korea dropped compared to last month as did Taiwan, USA/Canada, and Europe. [/restrict]