Above: the Turks and Caicos Islands
By the Caribbean Journal staff
The Turks and Caicos Islands and Belize were the Caribbean’s fastest-growing tourism destinations in the first quarter of 2014, according to government and CTO data.
As reported earlier this month, TCI data reported a 30 percent increase in stopover arrivals in the first quarter, with a total of 105,506 visitors.
Belize welcomed 101,981 stopover arrivals in the first three months of 2014, a 9.7 percent increase compared to the same period in 2014.
Those were the largest increases of any countries with complete reporting for the first three months of 2014.
The next-fastest-growing destination was the Cayman Islands, which saw a 9 percent increase so far in 2014, according to the CTO data.
In the same period, Grenada saw the sharpest drop in the region, with a 5.5 percent drop in stopover arrivals in the first quarter, while Curacao saw a 4.3 percent reduction in tourists.
See below for the full table of first quarter arrival data. Note: only those countries or territories with complete reporting through at least the first quarter were included.