March 2014

Public Tourism Arrivals Report (through March 2014)
 
For Month March Quarter 1 % Total Air Arrivals YTD
2013 2014 % Diff. 2013 2014 % Diff. 2013 2014 # Diff.
USA 35,086 35,279 0.55% 81,549 83,968 2.97% 78.39% 76.75% 2,419
Northeast 12,060 11,015 -8.67% 30,705 30,133 -1.86% 29.52% 27.54% -572
Midwest 11,143 11,703 5.03% 24,580 26,004 5.79% 23.63% 23.77% 1,424
Southeast 4,856 4,757 -2.04% 11,352 11,716 3.21% 10.91% 10.71% 364
Southwest 5,327 6,063 13.82% 10,492 11,595 10.51% 10.09% 10.60% 1,103
West Coast 1,700 1,741 2.41% 4,420 4,520 2.26% 4.25% 4.13% 100

Europe 2,710 3,204 18.23% 7,614 8,964 17.73% 7.32% 8.19% 1,350
UK & Ireland 1,639 1,486 -9.33% 4,199 4,123 -1.81% 4.04% 3.77% -76
Continental Europe 1,071 1,718 60.41% 3,415 4,841 41.76% 3.28% 4.42% 1,426

Canada 3,452 3,589 3.97% 9,275 10,335 11.43% 8.92% 9.45% 1,060

DOT Subtotal 41,248 42,072 2.00% 98,438 103,267 4.91% 94.63% 94.39% 4,829

Other 2,079 2,133 2.60% 5,591 6,139 9.80% 5.37% 5.61% 548

Total Air 43,327 44,205 2.03% 104,029 109,406 5.17%  
 
Total Cruise 155,529 185,167 19.06% 532,263 543,017 2.02%  
 
Notes:
 
Month: March     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.