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Grenada Seeing Big Growth in US Tourist Arrivals

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - July 5, 2016

Grenada is reporting very strong growth out of the United States tourism source market, according to new figures released this week.

Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell reported in a national address that Grenada had seen a 32 percent increase in arrivals out of the US market.

The country also saw an overall increase in cruise ship arrivals of 35 percent.

Grenada has been seeing increased tourism in recent years, led by two major factors: the entry of JetBlue to the aviation sector and the addition of the new Sandals resort.

That tourism growth will help the country grow by an expected 3 percent this year, Mitchell said, although that represents a slowdown from the country’s 5 percent GDP growth last year.

— CJ Staff

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