February 2014

Public Tourism Arrivals Report (through February 2014)
 
For Month February Quarter 1 % Total Air Arrivals YTD
2013 2014 % Diff. 2013 2014 % Diff. 2013 2014 # Diff.
USA 24,251 25,410 4.78% 46,463 48,689 4.79% 76.54% 74.68% 2,226
Northeast 10,033 10,432 3.98% 18,644 19,118 2.54% 30.71% 29.32% 474
Midwest 7,233 7,477 3.37% 13,437 14,301 6.43% 22.14% 21.93% 864
Southeast 3,105 3,603 16.04% 6,497 6,959 7.11% 10.70% 10.67% 462
Southwest 2,565 2,548 -0.66% 5,165 5,532 7.11% 8.51% 8.48% 367
West Coast 1,315 1,350 2.66% 2,720 2,779 2.17% 4.48% 4.26% 59

Europe 2,763 3,044 10.17% 4,904 5,760 17.46% 8.08% 8.83% 856
UK & Ireland 1,374 1,411 2.69% 2,560 2,637 3.01% 4.22% 4.04% 77
Continental Europe 1,389 1,633 17.57% 2,344 3,123 33.23% 3.86% 4.79% 779

Canada 3,013 3,615 19.98% 5,823 6,746 15.85% 9.59% 10.35% 923

DOT Subtotal 30,027 32,069 6.80% 57,190 61,195 7.00% 94.21% 93.86% 4,005

Other 1,940 1,721 -11.29% 3,512 4,006 14.07% 5.79% 6.14% 494

Total Air 31,967 33,790 5.70% 60,702 65,201 7.41%  
 
Total Cruise 160,844 169,346 5.29% 376,734 357,850 -5.01%  
 
Notes:
 
Month: February     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.