Brunei welcomes 278,136 international tourists last year

Travel and Tour World | May 09, 2019

The international tourist arrivals in Brunei hit historical highs  in 2018 on support from Chinese visitors, according to statistics by the Tourism Development Department under the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism. The latest tourism data by Tourism Development Department of Brunei from the 2018 Tourism Statistics report showed that international tourist arrivals in Brunei through the Brunei International Airport grew by 7.4 percent from 258,955 tourists in 2017 to 278,136 tourists in 2018.Brunei received most of its tourist air arrivals from China due to tourism packages and aggressive promotions, as well as increased air connectivity from newly scheduled flights, Tourism Development Department of Brunei said.

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