TORONTO — Anguilla is on track to reach its goal of a 20% increase in stayover arrivals for the fiscal year 2019.
According to data from the Department of Statistics, the island recorded a record-breaking 55,916 stayover arrivals from January through June 2019, an increase of 26.03% over the same period in 2016 (44,368) and 16.75% over 2017 (47,894), the previous all-time high.
“We are delighted to see the results of the intense work we have put into the marketing and promotion of Anguilla,” said Cardigan Connor, Parliamentary Secretary, Tourism Sports Youth & Culture. “We are grateful for the combined efforts of both our public and private sector partners in producing the desired results. With events such as our recent Summer Festival and the upcoming Anguilla Cup, we are confident that we will continue to attract and grow the number of visitors to our wonderful island.”
The Anguilla Tourist Board has a full schedule of trade and consumer-related activities coming up, as well as a series of on-island trade and media fams from all source markets planned for the fall. All activations are designed to generate consumer awareness and drive bookings to the destination for the all-important winter season.