August 2013

Public Tourism Arrivals Report (through August 2013)
 
For Month August Quarter 3 % Total Air Arrivals YTD
2012 2013 % Diff. 2012 2013 % Diff. 2012 2013 # Diff.
USA 16,735 18,293 9.3% 43,219 45,163 4.5% 80.4% 78.9% 9,117
Northeast 6,142 7,207 17.3% 13,456 15,411 14.5% 27.2% 27.9% 6,171
Midwest 2,531 2,357 -6.9% 6,608 6,227 -5.8% 18.2% 17.4% 676
Southeast 3,273 3,236 -1.1% 8,617 8,169 -5.2% 14.2% 13.2% -167
Southwest 3,619 4,229 16.9% 11,339 12,010 5.9% 15.4% 15.2% 1,927
West Coast 1,170 1,263 7.9% 3,198 3,346 4.6% 5.4% 5.3% 510

Europe 1,565 2,356 50.5% 3,140 4,740 51.0% 6.1% 7.3% 3,930
UK & Ireland 866 927 7.0% 1,779 2,029 14.1% 3.8% 3.8% 518
Continental Europe 699 1,429 104.4% 1,361 2,711 99.2% 2.4% 3.6% 3,412

Canada 828 1,075 29.8% 1,885 2,063 9.4% 6.9% 6.4% -252

DOT Subtotal 19,128 21,724 13.6% 48,244 51,966 7.7% 93.4% 92.6% 12,795

Other 2,142 2,820 31.7% 5,607 6,458 15.2% 6.6% 7.4% 3,081

Total Air 21,270 24,544 15.4% 53,851 58,424 8.5%  
 
Total Cruise 86,325 67,571 -21.7% 178,390 134,445 -24.6%  
 
Notes:
 
Month: August    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.