December 2014

Public Tourism Arrivals Report (through December 2014)
 
December Quarter 4 % Total Air Arrivals YTD
2013 2014 % Diff. 2013 2014 % Diff. 2013 2014 # Diff.
USA 28,105 28,853 2.66% 60,391
63,559
5.25%
76.85%
75.22%
22,029
Northeast 10,391 11,163 7.43%
20,931
23,154
10.62%
26.91%
27.19% 11,137
Midwest 7,055 6,899 -2.21%
14,220
13,964
-1.80%
17.04%
16.05%
2,612
Southeast 4,417
4,548 2.97%
11,283
11,733
3.99%
13.44%
12.80%
2,076
Southwest 4,245
4,306 1.44%
9,848
10,332
4.91%
14.27%
14.12%
4,766
West Coast 1,997
1,937 -3.00%
4,109
4,376
6.50%
5.20%
5.07%
1,438

Europe 3,428
4,206
22.70%
8,181
9,843
20.32%
8.05%
9.51%
8,592
UK & Ireland 1,796
1,814
1.00%
4,157
4,198
0.99%
4.13%
3.89% 659
Continental Europe 1,632
2,392
46.57%
4,024
5,645
40.28%
3.93%
5.61% 7,933

Canada 3,484 3,299
-5.31%
6,968
6,910
-0.83%
6.84%
6.51%
1,268

DOT Subtotal 35,017
36,358
3.83%
75,540
80,312
6.32%
91.75%
91.24%
31,889

Other 4,150
4,210
1.45%
8,259
8,852
7.18%
8.25%
8.76%
5,038

Total Air 39,167
40,568
3.58%
83,799
89,164
6.40%



 
Total Cruise 186,586 195,277 4.66%


 
 
SUMMARY TABLE   YTD - Dec (2013) YTD - Dec (2014) %Total Air Arrivals YTD
YTD Totals   345,385
382,816 10.84%
 
Notes:
 
Month: December    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.