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Kiribati Tourism Industry Review 2020 Report

The Tourism Authority of Kiribati (TAK) has released the Kiribati Tourism Industry Review 2020 report which is a consolidation of data from various local sources and provides a general overview of Kiribati tourism sector in 2020.

The report reveals an 82% year on year (YOY) drop in international visitor arrivals in 2020 and the subsequent reduction in tourism employment by 61%.

In revenue, the border closure from the end of March 2020 resulted in an  estimated minimum loss of approximately AUD2.2m in tourism earnings to the Kiribati economy.

The report also reveals that whilst some Kiribati tourism businesses seized operations due to the border closure, those that remained opened were sustained by domestic, government and Non-Government Organisation (NGO’s) business.

The report is an annual analysis of the tourism sector and aims to update stakeholders with an annual review of Kiribati’s tourism industry.

TAK acknowledges the contributions of the Ministry of Health & Medical Services (MHMS), Air Kiribati Limited (AKL), Marine Guard,  Immigration department, Kiribati Customs, and tourism business operators to this report.

A copy of the report is available on

Source : Tourism Authority Kiribati, May 9th 2021

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