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Tourism is not a significant contributor to Tuvalu’s GDP, a result of the island country’s small size, remoteness and lack of infrastructure. The country receives 1000 to 2000 visitors each year. Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji are consistently the major source markets for the industry. Each year the vast majority of visitors come to the islands for leisure or social purposes, although there are also a sizable number of business visitors. Around 90% to 95% of travel to Tuvalu is by air and the rest by sea.
The nine low lying atolls of Tuvalu are small and remote, providing a unique and non-commercial tourism destination. Tuvalu lends itself to niche tourism as travelling to the islands is expensive, with access mainly by air through Fiji. The country’s main attractions are its vast expanses of ocean, impressive marine environment, traditional Polynesian culture and conservation area. Tuvalu Timeless is the country’s official tourism website, advertising attractions including the philatelic bureau of Funafuti. They also list accommodation options on the islands. In addition, Tuvalu is represented by the South Pacific Tourism Organisation. There are a limited number of tour operators within the country, with Tuvalu Tours/Travel Association Services and Holomoana Transports and Tours Service being two examples. Ecotourism is a growing sector with much potential for development as the government is careful about the effect of tourism on both the local wildlife and population. Tourism has been stated as part of the Tuvaluan Government’s Development Strategy, and is the responsibility of the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Commerce which is located at the Tuvalu business centre on Fanafuti.
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