Tourism up in Cayman Islands, Canadian visitors hit 12,757 in first 4 months of 2015

Tourism up in Cayman Islands, Canadian visitors hit 12,757 in first 4 months of 2015

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands — Air arrivals into the Cayman Islands have surpassed 150,000 in the first four months of 2015, an increase of almost 4.40% over the same period in 2014.

In the month of April, the Cayman Islands received 36,017 stay over visitors, which is a slight increase (.43%) over the same month in 2014. This brings the total air arrivals through April this year to 151,657, an increase when compared to 145,270 guests in the same time frame last year.

The number of Canadians rose slightly to 12,757 for the first four months, up 0.85%.

“These numbers prove that the overall tourism strategies and marketing efforts of the Ministry and Department of Tourism are working,” said Deputy Premier and Minister of Tourism Moses Kirkconnell. “The ongoing mission of the Cayman Islands is to keep the destination at the forefront of the mind of today’s savvy traveller, which requires a constant evaluation and review from a strategic level. This, in turn, leads the Cayman Islands tourism industry to constantly transform, innovate, and aim higher to attract guests both as first time visitors and repeat guests.”

Similarly, cruise arrivals in April showed a significant increase over the same month last year with 175,225 people coming ashore this year compared to 134,646 in 2014, an increase of 30.14%. Through April this year, a total of 719,298 cruise passengers visited Cayman compared to 677,663 in the same period last year, an increase of 6.14%.

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