Published on : Tuesday, July 31, 2018
There was around 20 per cent increase or 214,711 visitors as compared to the same period last year . In the first half of the year the air arrivals were up 15.9 percent showing an increase of 34,693 visitors while cruise passengers arrivals majorly contributed to the island’s total visitation with 81 percent arrival.
June marked the 15th consecutive month of growth in arrivals with record-breaking achievement on record for stayover.
Cayman Islands minister for tourism, Moses Kirkconnell stated that tourism performance in the Cayman Islands saw consistent growth and it continues to outpace projections.
The island is able to maintain an impressive, double-digit increase for a sustaibale period through right marketing strategies, vision and spirit.
This has resulted in a significant boost to the Island’s economy and is keeping the hospitality service employed throughout the summer.
It was estimated by the department of tourism that between January and May 2018, CI $325 million was the visitor spending from cruise and stayover arrivals. This showed an increase of $45 million as compared to the same period last year.
There was a 14 percent growth in arrivals from the United States which was driven by growth in Midwest and Southwest regions which had 23.67 and 21.56 percent growth respectively.