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Cayman to set record tourist arrivals

The Cayman Islands will likely have its biggest year for tourism yet its latest figures show continued growth for visitor arrivals.

According to the The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDOT), total stayover for November saw 38,463 people visiting the country. Comparatively, October had a six per cent increase in visitor stayover figures with 23,798 arrivals.

All told, stayover visitors for the January to November stood at 448,551, an increase or 37,567 more visitors or 9.14 per cent over the corresponding period of the previous year.

“As we approach the year end, I am proud of the strategic efforts led by my Ministry and Department to continue growing visitation.”

– Minister of Tourism, Moses Kirkconnell

This figure surpasses all January through November arrivals statistics of previous years recorded, said CIDOT.
 
Minister of Tourism, Moses Kirkconnell, said “As we approach the year end, I am proud of the strategic efforts led by my Ministry and Department to continue growing visitation. My tourism team and I are committed to the future success of our industry and wish everyone a safe and joyous holiday season.”

Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell

Last month, Kirkconnell said total visitor spend was also up 7.4 per cent to US$747.4 million between January and October of this year, while adding that the Ministry was committed to the growth of the industry. “The Ministry has been steadfast in its commitment to our sector and the community at large to create more opportunities for entrepreneurship, training and development for those interested in tourism related endeavours, endeavours that largely rely on air arrivals to maintain a successful business model.”