tourist arrivals

The Caribbean Is Projecting More Than 30 Million Tourist Arrivals This Year

 The Caribbean could be close to breaking a record. The Caribbean Tourism Organization is projecting that tourist arrivals to the region will exceed 30 million for the first time ever this year. That would follow a record 28.7 million tourist …

Tourism Growth Slows in St Lucia

 After a very strong year in 2014, the pace of tourism growth in St Lucia has slowed so far in 2015. Last year, the island reported a 6 percent growth in stayover tourist arrivals compared to the previous year. So …

Belize Tourist Arrivals on the Rise

 By the Caribbean Journal staff After a sluggish first half, tourist arrivals to Belize are beginning to surge. The country showed a 6.9 percent increase in stayover arrivals in the third quarter of 2015, compared to the same period in …

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 Above: St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourist arrivals to St Lucia rose by 6 percent in the first half of 2014, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The island received 176,017 stopover arrivals in the first …

 Above: Trelawny (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica received 12,000 tourists from Russia last year, according to data from the country’s Ambassador to Jamaica. That represented a 600 percent increase over 2012, according to Russian envoy Vladimir …

 Above: the TCI By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands received 975,583 total visitors in 2012, a slight drop-off from the 1,009,720 passenger arrivals the territory received in 2011, according to government data. Almost 70 percent of …

 Above: the Melia Cohiba hotel in Havana (Photo: Melia Hotels) By the Caribbean Journal staff Almost 2.84 million foreign tourists traveled to Cuba in 2012, according to a report in Cuba’s Granma government newspaper. That number reportedly represented growth of …