Palau arrivals drop 15% in 2016

BY BERNADETTE H. CARREON

Palau Correspondent

KOROR, Palau — Tourist arrivals in Palau dropped 15% in 2016, as expected, with the decrease attributed to suspension of several charter flights, the drought, confusion from tourists regarding the visa requirements and a decrease in the population of jellyfish in the famous Jellyfish Lake.

According to the Palau Visitors Authority, there were 138,408 total arrivals in 2016 compared to 161,931 in 2015.

The month of December saw a 21% decrease, with 9,872 visitors compared to 12,579 in the same month in 2015.

Visitors from China continue to be . . .

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