2014 YTD

Public Tourism Arrivals Report (through December 2014)

Total Arrivals YTD YTD YTD % Total Air Arrivals YTD

2013 2014 # Diff. % Diff. 2013 2014
USA 265,436 287,969 22,533 8.49% 76.85% 75.23%
Northeast 92,932
11,137 11.98% 26.91% 27.19%
Midwest 58,834
2,616 4.45% 17.03% 16.05%
Southeast 46,422
2,576 5.55% 13.44% 12.80%
Southwest 49,276
4,766 9.67% 14.27% 14.12%
West Coast 17,972
1,438 8.00% 5.20% 5.07%

Europe 27,813 36,405 8,592
30.89% 8.05% 9.51%
UK & Ireland 14,251
14,910 659
4.62% 4.13% 3.89%
Continental Europe 13,562 21,495 7,933 58.49% 3.93% 5.61%

Canada 23,640 24,908
1,268 5.36% 6.84% 6.51%

DOT Subtotal 316,889 349,282
32,393 10.22% 91.75% 91.24%

Other 28,496 33,534 5,038 17.68% 8.25% 8.76%

Total Air 345,385 382,816 37,431 10.84% 100.00% 100.00%
Total Cruise 1,375,872 1,609,555 233,683
Year: 2014
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.