Today, the Galapagos National Park Service published a summary of the 2018 visitor statistics on its FaceBook page.
Total tourist arrivals in 2017: 241,800
Total tourist arrivals in 2018: 275,817
Year on year visitation growth: 14%
Given that ship based tourism is flat at about 71,000, that translates into about a 20% year on year growth rate for land based visitation.
Visitors come from:
Ecuador (34 %) , USA (28 %) , UK (5 %) , Germany (4 %) , Canada (3 %) , Australia (3 %) , Argentina, France, Netherlands and Spain (2 % each) .
Heather BlenkironEdited: 3:44 pm, January 31, 2019