December2013

Public Tourism Arrivals Report (through December 2013)
 
For Month December Quarter 4 % Total Air Arrivals YTD
2012 2013 % Diff. 2012 2013 % Diff. 2012 2013 # Diff.
USA 25,989 28,105 8.1% 56,425 60,391 7.0% 78.7% 76.9% 12,229
Northeast 9,454 10,391 9.9% 19,445 20,931 7.6% 26.5% 26.9% 7,610
Midwest 6,195 7,055 13.9% 12,877 14,219 10.4% 17.8% 17.1% 1,744
Southeast 4,022 4,417 9.8% 10,462 11,283 7.8% 14.3% 13.4% 447
Southwest 4,184 4,245 1.5% 9,180 9,849 7.3% 14.6% 14.3% 2,268
West Coast 2,135 1,997 -6.5% 4,461 4,109 -7.9% 5.5% 5.2% 160

Europe 2,644 3,428 29.7% 5,994 8,181 36.5% 6.6% 8.1% 6,425
UK & Ireland 1,630 1,796 10.2% 3,776 4,157 10.1% 4.2% 4.1% 861
Continental Europe 1,014 1,632 60.9% 2,218 4,024 81.4% 2.6% 3.9% 5,564

Canada 3,450 3,484 1.0% 7,142 6,968 -2.4% 7.5% 6.8% -452

DOT Subtotal 32,083 35,017 9.1% 69,561 75,540 8.6% 92.9% 91.7% 18,202

Other 3,325 4,150 24.8% 6,452 8,259 28.0% 7.1% 8.3% 5,535

Total Air 35,408 39,167 10.6% 76,013 83,799 10.2%  
 
Total Cruise 161,921 186,586 15.2% 371,881 389,475 4.7%  
 
Notes:
 
Month: December     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.