St Kitts and Nevis Tourism Up 3.2 Percent

Above: Nevis (CJ Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

St Kitts and Nevis topped 100,000 visitors in 2013, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

The twin-island federation recorded a total of 100,997 stopover visitors in 2013, which represented an increase of 3.2 percent over the previous year.

The growth was buoyed by a strong winter season last year, with an 8.1 percent increase in stopover traffic.

The country’s growth was driven by a 7.6 percent improvement from the European market, along with a 3.9 percent increase in arrivals from the United States.

Visits from Canada fell by 0.5 percent, while arrivals from other regions were flat, according to the CTO data.

The data did not include arrivals to the Vance W Amory International Airport in Nevis.