June 2023 tourism arrivals continue to show recovery with 3,988 visitors representing a significant increase compared to May 2023 and a growth of 304% when compared to June 2022, according to the PVA visitors arrival statistics.
Visitors from China is the leading source, accounting for 39 percent of the total. Taiwan followed closely behind, representing 27 percent of the arrivals, while USA and Canada combined accounted for 19% of the total. ‘
Japan contributed 5%. European countries collectively represented2% of the visitors, and lastly, South Korea held a minor market share with only 1%.
From January to June 2023, Palau registered a total of 16,688, surpassing the total arrivals for the entire year of 2022, which stood at 12,328.
“This substantial increase in visitor numbers indicates the Palau’s tourism industry is recovering, demonstrating the positive impact of recent tourism efforts and the presence of new airlines in operations,” the statistics stated.