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No hiccups here: Tourism reports continued successes into 2020

Front Pages 06 Mar, 2020 Follow News

No hiccups here: Tourism reports continued successes into 2020

Photo Art courtesy of Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

Notwithstanding unprecedented challenges to the tourism market in the dawn of 2020, a positive trend of more visitors and greater occupancy rates continues as January stayover arrivals to the Cayman Islands went up by nearly four percent according to the Department of Tourism.

“Our continued marketing efforts show strong signs of growth in this new decade,” said Minister of Tourism, the Honorable Moses Kirkconnell.

In terms of numbers of specific individual guest arrivals, the increase was 1,486 more than January 2019 totaling out to 42,851 for the month. The figures presented are according to data sourced from Cayman Islands Customs and Border Patrol.

The United States represented the greatest visitor count overall, seconded by Canada, next was Europe and then Latin America. International market summaries demonstrated the highest growth escalation in arrivals were from Canada, followed by Europe, and Latin America.

“My tourism teams are dedicated to providing tangible benefits through tourism driven economic activity for our islands and our people,” added Kirkconnell.

As far as “room stock” or what is known more informally in industry jargon as “heads in beds,” for hotels, guest houses, and apartments, the numbers were up in every category: bed places or capacity, beds, bedrooms, and number of units occupied.

For more information and detailed arrival statistics visit: www.visitcaymanislands.com/statistics

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