- The Cayman Islands welcomed a record number of stay-over visitors to the destination in February 2019 which represents a 12% increase over the same period last year. Meanwhile, a total of 194,234 cruise passengers arrived in the port of George Town, which although was not as high as last February, it’s still one of the best second months for cruise arrivals of any years since records began.
- The increase in visitor air arrivals represents the best-ever February on record, eclipsing even last year, which was also a record breaker. Coupled with the record-breaking January arrivals, this means that more than 86,000 overnight guests visited the islands in just two months.
- Officials estimate that in the first two months of the year more than half a million visitors spent over CI$145Mn on the island, most of which was spent by overnight guests. While cruise numbers are holding steady, the record-breaking stay-over guests are fuelling the bulk of the spend and growing numbers.
- Tourism Minister, Moses Kirkconnell, states that the sector continues to be a major contributor to the growth of the local economy and that he is pleased with the investment in the country’s tourism products from both the private and public sector which continues to positively impact Caymanians.
(Source: CaymanNews Service)