Strong 2014 For St Maarten Tourism


Above: St Maarten (CJ Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

St Maarten’s tourism sector has had a very strong 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

Through the third quarter of 2014, the country welcomed 377,341 stayover visitors, a 7.3 percent improvement over the same period in 2013.

That number was buoyed by a 7.9 percent improvement in the 2014 winter tourist season, according to the CTO.

St Maarten saw particularly strong growth from the Canadian market, with a 14.2 percent improvement in the first nine months of 2014.

The US also showed growth, with a 9 percent improvement in tourism from America.