2013 YTD

Public Tourism Arrivals Report (through December 2013)
Total Arrivals YTD YTD YTD % Total Air Arrivals YTD
2012 2013 # Diff. % Diff. 2012 2013
USA 253,209 265,436 12,227 4.83% 78.72% 76.85%
Northeast 85,394 92,932 7,538 8.83% 26.55% 26.91%
Midwest 57,230 58,834 1,604 2.80% 17.79% 17.03%
Southeast 45,911 46,422 511 1.11% 14.27% 13.44%
Southwest 46,889 49,276 2,387 5.09% 14.58% 14.27%
West Coast 17,785 17,972 187 1.05% 5.53% 5.20%

Europe 21,388 27,813 6,425 30.04% 6.65% 8.05%
UK & Ireland 13,390 14,251 861 6.43% 4.16% 4.13%
Continental Europe 7,998 13,562 5,564 69.57% 2.49% 3.93%

Canada 24,092 23,640 -452 -1.88% 7.49% 6.84%

DOT Subtotal 298,689 316,889 18,200 6.09% 92.86% 91.75%

Other 22,961 28,496 5,535 24.11% 7.14% 8.25%

Total Air 321,650 345,385 23,735 7.38%  
Total Cruise 1,507,370 1,375,872 -131,498 -8.72%  
Year: 2013
The CONTINENTAL EUROPE break includes visitor arrivals from all other countries outside of the UK & Ireland as follows:
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican City
USA state breakdowns by region are as follows:
Northeast: CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV
Midwest: IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, OH, SD, WI, WY
Southeast: AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN
Southwest: AK, AR, AZ, CO, HI, KS, LA, NE, NM, OK, TX, UT
West Coast: CA, ID, NV, OR, WA
(1) Every traveler recorded as a visitor by the Cayman Islands Immigration Department has been counted as a Tourist Arrival in this report.

(2) All users of this data should be aware of the following:

(a) Pursuant to the Cayman Islands Immigration Law (2013 Revision), a Tourist Visitor is defined as a person arriving in the Islands for a visit of not more than six months duration otherwise than for a professional, financial trade or business purpose or for the purpose of seeking or engaging in employment.

(b) A Transit Passenger as per the Cayman Islands Immigration Law (2013 Revision) is defined as a passenger who has arrived in the Islands for a period of not more than twenty-four hours, is in possession of the required travel documents and is on his way to a destination other than the country from which he arrived.

(c) In cases where persons travel to the Cayman Islands for business and do not require any special immigration authority other than permission given to land, these persons are considered visitors and not in-transit regardless if they remain in these islands for 24 hours or less, as a result of the Cayman Islands being recorded as their intended destination and not a transit point to another foreign country.

(d) It is by way of lawful discretion of the Immigration Officer to make the determination of the category of visitation a traveler is landed in the Cayman Islands.

(3) Due to potential errors in the collection and recording of this data, there may be minor reporting errors within these summary statistics.