March 2015

Public Tourism Arrivals Report (thru March 2015)
 
March Quarter 1 % Total Air Arrivals YTD
2014 2015 % Diff. 2014 2015 % Diff. 2014 2015 # Diff.
USA 35,279 36,544 3.59% 83,968 88,911 5.89%
79.81%
80.36%
4,943
Northeast 11,015 12,977 17.99%
30,133
35,010
16.18%
24.92%
28.58% 4,877
Midwest 11,703 10,757 -8.08%
26,004 25,942 -0.24%
26.47%
23.72%
-62
Southeast 4,757
4,967 4.41%
11,716
11,665
-0.44%
10.76%
10.92%
-51
Southwest 6,063
6,217 2.54%
11,595
11,977
3.29%
13.72%
13.67%
382
West Coast 1,741
1,606 -7.75%
4,520
4,317
-4.49%
3.94%
3.53%
-203

Europe 3,204
3,187
-0.53%
8,964
9,592
7.01%
7.25%
7.01%
628
UK & Ireland

1,486

1,541

3.70%
4,123
4,246
2.98%
3.36%
3.39% 123
Continental Europe

1,718

1,646

-4.19%
4,841 5,346
10.43%
3.89%
3.62% 505

Canada 3,589 3,456
-3.71%
10,335
10,124
-2.04%
8.12%
7.60%
-211

DOT Subtotal 42,072
43,187
2.65%
103,267
108,627
5.19%
95.17%
94.97%
5,360

Other 2,133
2,289
7.31%
6,139 7,013
14.24%
4.83%
5.03%
874

Total Air 44,205
45,476
2.88%
109,406
115,640
5.70%

 
Total Cruise 185,167 199,245 7.60%
543,017 544,073 0.19%  
 
SUMMARY TABLE   YTD - Mar (2014) YTD - Mar (2015) %Total Air Arrivals YTD
YTD Totals   109,406
115,640 5.70%
 
Notes:
 
Month: March    Year: 2015
 
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.