The Government is boasting about the growth in tourist arrivals but simple arithmetic tells us it could have been better. Visitor arrivals grew from 348,014 in 2001 to 548,589 in 2006, before the threats of a coup started to choke growth. That’s a 57% increase over 5 years. In the 8 years since the coup, visitor arrivals have increased by less than 30%. Who knows how big the tourism industry would have been if we had not had a coup? We might have passed the million mark.